Research in organic agriculture



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Research in organic agriculture:
Archived at http://orgprints.org/00003054


Assessment and future directions

Els Wynen and David Vanzetti
Eco Landuse Systems Pty Ltd

PO Box 1121, Belconnen, 2616, Canberra, Australia.

E-mail: els.wynen[a]elspl.com.au Website http://www.elspl.com.au

This paper was prepared as an invited paper for the Conference:

'Organic Agriculture faces its development - the future'

organised by the Jacques Cartier Centre, Lyon, France, December 2000.

A shorter version is published in the Conference Proceedings.


Table of contents


Research in organic agriculture: 1

Assessment and future directions 1

Els Wynen and David Vanzetti 1

Eco Landuse Systems Pty Ltd 1

1.Introduction 3

2.Research needs 3

1.2.1 A conceptual framework 3

Producers are likely to be concerned about enhancing farm productivity, 4

2.2.2 Expanding the organic industry 8

Table 2: Research areas to stimulate uptake of organic farming 10

3.Research priorities and funding 13

3.3.1 Research priorities in Europe 13

4.3.2 Research funding in Europe 17

5.3.3 Research priorities and funding in Australia and the USA 20

6.3.4 Analysis of research priorities and funding 21

4.Summary and concluding comments 23

5.References 25

Redman, M. (1996), Industrial agriculture: counting the costs, Soil Association, Bristol, UK. 26

RIRDC (1998), 'R&D Plan for the Organic Produce Program 1998-2003', Canberra. 26

This paper is copyright. Apart from any fair dealings for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without permission from the authors.




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