Prospect for organic farming in Denmark

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Lars-Bo Jacobsen

Concerns about the impact of modern agriculture on the environment have led to public support for the development of organic farming during the last 10-15 years. Besides generating environmental benefits and supplying food, organic farming is supposed to be “multifunctional”, such as providing rural amenities and promoting rural development. In Denmark, conversion into organic production has increased rapidly through the 1990s. Nevertheless, despite increased consumption of organic products in Denmark (in fact, Denmark has the highest organic share in consumption), drastic increases in organic production has led to surplus supply of organic products, especially milk. In this paper we use a dynamic general equilibrium model specifically developed for forecasting the Danish economy towards 2022 to explore the future development of the organic production in Denmark. Several policy scenarios aiming at benefiting organic production are analysed and the strength and weakness of these policy scenarios are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNJF-Seminar 369; organic farming for a new millennium : status and future challenges
Number of pages5
PublisherNordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF)
Publication date2005
Pages37-41
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventNJF-Seminar on Organic farming for a new millennium - Alnarp, Sweden
Duration: 15 Jun 200517 Jun 2005
Conference number: 369

Conference

ConferenceNJF-Seminar on Organic farming for a new millennium
Nummer369
LandSweden
ByAlnarp
Periode15/06/200517/06/2005

    Research areas

  • LIFE - forecasting, computable general equilibrium (CGE), applied general equilibrium, modelling

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