BO-04-001 Researchcluster Organic Farming


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Title BO-04-001 Researchcluster Organic Farming
Period 2006 - 12 / 2008
Status Completed
Research number OND1311473


The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality actively stimulates the development of organic farming. Organic farming aims to be an environment-friendly form of agriculture, with a high level of animal welfare. According to the Policy Document on Organic Agriculture for 2005-2007 and the Policy Document 'An organic market to conquer', market parties and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality are aiming to raise the turnover in organic food products to 5% of the total food consumption in The Netherlands in 2007. Furthermore, the Ministry aims for 10% organic agricultural land use in 2010. To achieve the goals set in the Policy documents, a large input of research and extension is required. Furthermore consumption of organic produce is promoted. The organic sector itself regulates the majority of the research, extension and promotion. For this, a Task Force Organic Market Development and a knowledge network for organic agriculture and food are active.

Individual themes:
Organic propagation material
Organic breeding
Organic production in open field production (arable, vegetable, ornamental, fruit),
Organic production in glasshouses
Organic production in animal husbandry
Market and chain-studies in organic farming and food production
Co-innovation in organic distribution chains

Publications of this programme are available Here

Abstract (NL)

LNV voert een beleid om de biologische landbouw te laten ontwikkelen naar een internationaal concurrerende sector. Het streven is dat in 2010 10% van het landbouwareaal biologisch is. In 2002 was dat nog maar 2,2%. Om deze doelen te bereiken, draagt het ministerie bij aan het professionaliseren van de ketens, aan kennisontwikkeling en -verspreiding en aan stimulering van de vraag.

De cluster biologische landbouw omvat alle 100% biologische programma s die Wageningen UR i.s.m. Louis Bolk Instituut (LBI) uitvoert voor de opdrachtgever LNV. Bovendien biedt de cluster een inhoudelijke inbedding aan het onderzoek aan biologische landbouw dat in andere LNV programma s plaatsvindt.

Publicaties bij dit programma zijn beschikbaar via deze Link

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Project leader Ir. F.G. Wijnands

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D18200 Plant production and animal production
D22400 Ecology

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