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Organic Agriculture in Middle European Countries

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Author(s): Željka Šiljković

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 75;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: organic agriculture | tranzitional | Middle Europe | biodiversity

ABSTRACT
In the last decade, organic agriculture in the Central European countries has experienced significant changes, especially in the transitional countries of the Eastern part of the region. This artical studies the position and development of the organic food comparing the agricultures in the western market and former communist countries. It is distinctive for the whole region that there is an interest of the state policy for stimulating the organic agriculture, aspecially in the areas where share is a large number of unemployed people due to the privatisation proces in industry. The organic type of cattle – raising is a represented branch of agriculture while the activities which demand more investments and working hours (horticulture and viticulture) are poorly developed.The aim is to bring more biological varieties in the concept of organic agriculture and preserving the naturally protected areas. Therefore the organic agriculture is fregmently introduced as the only acceptable way of the food production in the areas of buffer zones and national parks preserving the autochthonism of the plants and animals in that way encouraging the development of agroeco-tourism.
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