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South Europe in Realization of Concept of Organic Farming

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Author(s): Željka Šiljković

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 93;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: conventional agriculture | organic production | Southern Europe

ABSTRACT
More and more intensive degradation and soil contamination by conventional agriculture in the 1970s, encouraged the development of organic, eco-agriculture as one of the methods of healthy food production.Organic agriculture widens its influence from the form of food production to one of the ways of socio-economic structure transformation of rural areas. More then 3 million hectares of cultivable soil in Europe is under organic production. South-European countries, esp. Italy and Spain, have the greatest portion of areas under organic cultivation.
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