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Austria: New Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming

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The organically managed area continues to grow in Austria but the current demand for organic products cannot be met. Therefore a new action plan for organic food and farming 2008-2010 was recently launched. Austria aims to remain the EU's number one country in terms of share of the organic area (16 % according to the ministry; 371'000 hectares).

The objectives of the action plan are:

  • to provide an overall strategy for the development of the organic sector.
  • to achieve an organic share of 20 % of the agricultural area by 2010;
  • to communicate the enviromental benefits of organic farming to the consumers;
  • to enhance rentabililty of organic farming.

Source: Ministry of Agriculture/Lebensministerium

Further information

Information at the homepage of the Agricultural Ministry, including action plan document  (in German)

Information on organic farming at the homepage of the Agricultural Ministry

Organic World.net: Austria

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