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En förändrad förordning om ekologisk produktion - En potentiell bromskloss för det ekologiska jordbruket

Svensson, Annie LU (2015) MVEK02 20142
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract (Swedish)
In 2017 the European Commission will implement a new regulation on organic farming. The
purpose of this essay is to examine how organic farmers and agricultural advisors believe the
proposed regulation potentially will affect Swedish organic agriculture. In addition, the
opportunities for farmers and agricultural advisors to influence these kinds of decisions are
evaluated. The study is based on qualitative interviews with organic farmers and agricultural
advisors. In the light of the interviews, selected parts of the proposal are discussed.

A few positive aspects of changes to regulation are presented, but the overall impression is that
the changes risk undermining organic farming. The proposal could potentially result in reduced... (More)
In 2017 the European Commission will implement a new regulation on organic farming. The
purpose of this essay is to examine how organic farmers and agricultural advisors believe the
proposed regulation potentially will affect Swedish organic agriculture. In addition, the
opportunities for farmers and agricultural advisors to influence these kinds of decisions are
evaluated. The study is based on qualitative interviews with organic farmers and agricultural
advisors. In the light of the interviews, selected parts of the proposal are discussed.

A few positive aspects of changes to regulation are presented, but the overall impression is that
the changes risk undermining organic farming. The proposal could potentially result in reduced
profitability, decreased growth and fewer conversions to organic production. From a democratic
point of view the importance of interest organisations is underlined as they have both an
informative and a representative function. (Less)
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Svensson, Annie LU
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MVEK02 20142
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  abstract     = {In 2017 the European Commission will implement a new regulation on organic farming. The
purpose of this essay is to examine how organic farmers and agricultural advisors believe the
proposed regulation potentially will affect Swedish organic agriculture. In addition, the
opportunities for farmers and agricultural advisors to influence these kinds of decisions are
evaluated. The study is based on qualitative interviews with organic farmers and agricultural
advisors. In the light of the interviews, selected parts of the proposal are discussed.

A few positive aspects of changes to regulation are presented, but the overall impression is that
the changes risk undermining organic farming. The proposal could potentially result in reduced
profitability, decreased growth and fewer conversions to organic production. From a democratic
point of view the importance of interest organisations is underlined as they have both an
informative and a representative function.},
  author       = {Svensson, Annie},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En förändrad förordning om ekologisk produktion - En potentiell bromskloss för det ekologiska jordbruket},
  year         = {2015},
}