DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES OF ORGANIC FARMING IN LATVIA

Ligita Melece

Abstract


Nowadays the organic farming as method and organic food takes important role for the sustainable and environmental friendly agricultural and food production. The paper analyzes the development and issues of future perspectives of organic farming in the Latvia. Some findings of organic agriculture development are given, estimating the primary information on organic farming in Latvia regarding the trends of the organic farms’ number, utilized organic agricultural and share of organic land in the total agricultural land. Besides, the state policy and support for organic farming have analyzed and compared with European Union (EU) and it’s Member States. The influence of Latvia’s accession to the EU on the organic farming development is assessed. Some issues of further perspectives of development of Latvian organic agriculture are evaluated.

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organic farming; development; policy; support; Latvia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/lner2010vol1.2.1789

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