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000014562 037__ $$a5489
000014562 041__ $$aEnglish
000014562 100__ $$aDax, T.
000014562 100__ $$aHovorka, G.
000014562 245__ $$aOrganic Farming: Enhancing Environmental Services from Farmland in Austria
000014562 260__ $$c2010
000014562 260__ $$b
            
000014562 490__ $$aArticle
000014562 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014562 520__ $$aIn Austria organic farming boomed since the early nineties with over 70% of organic farms located in mountain regions.&nbsp; Organic farms comply with the EU regulation for production, labelling and inspection.&nbsp; Production is monitored by independent control agencies. The label &lsquo;from organic production&rsquo; supports marketing and promotion of organic goods. <br />
The support for organic farming under the Agri-Environmental Programme is a core element of the PES program in Austria.&nbsp; In 2008, the compensation averaged 240 Euros/hectare or 4.640 Euro per organic farm with a total of 88.5 million Euros (17% of the AEP).
The lesson learnt is that organic farming can work as a PES but requires a certification process, auditing and creating demand for premium-priced organic products. Govt. Subsidies like AEP may be needed to compensate for these additional risks and tasks. This example shows that organic farming in mountain regions can be a basis for sustainable mountain development with adequate government support and controlling and marketing measures in place.<br />
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000014562 653__ $$aagriculture
000014562 653__ $$aAustria
000014562 653__ $$adevelopment
000014562 653__ $$aenvironment
000014562 653__ $$afarming
000014562 653__ $$amarketing
000014562 653__ $$aorganic
000014562 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014562 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000014562 650__ $$aFarming systems
000014562 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014562 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000014562 691__ $$aFarming systems
000014562 773__ $$pMountain Forum Bulletin, Volume X, Issue 1, Janaury, 2010
000014562 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/14562/files/5489.pdf
000014562 980__ $$aARTICLE