5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting

2 July 2019
Trees and Livestock - Buckinghamshire

Agroforestry Innovation Network Meeting



16 May 2019
Organic farming statistics 2018

Defra releases estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the UK

10 May 2019
Agroecological transitions

Five case studies of farmers' experiences published



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Organic policy evaluation published

Category: News
22 August 2012

For more than two decades, organic farming has been supported through policy measures which have contributed to the growth of the organic sector in the European Union. However, the degree and type of support for organic farming differs substantially between Member States. The study led by the von Thünen Institute “Use and efficiency of public support measures addressing organic farming”, with ORC and FIBL as lead partners, was commissioned externally by the European Commission. It provides a comprehensive overview of public support measures for organic farming in all 27 EU Member States and explores the relationship between policy measures, policy strategies and the development of organic farming. England and Wales are featured in more detail as one of the case study countries.

The published report and annexes have been published on the DG Agri website and on Organic e-prints.

For further information, visit our webpages on ORC’s role in the project and on CAP reform.

Keywords: Organic policy support organic land areas organic market development policy strategy common agricultural policy CAP reform rural development agri-environment

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