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Kerstin Martens
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International competitiveness of organic arable farming in Germany

Project

International competition for German organic arable farming is gaining steadily in importance. (c) BLE, Bonn/Dominic Menzler
International competition for German organic arable farming is gaining steadily in importance. (© BLE, Bonn/Dominic Menzler)

International competitiveness of organic arable farming and strategies to expand production in Germany

The German organic market is characterised by increasing demand but also increasing imports. Are organic arable producers only limited competitive and therefore not not able to benefit from the organic boom in Germany?

Background and Objective

The demand for organically produced cereals, as well as organically produced oilseeds and legumes, has increased steadily in Germany in the past years. This growth trend only reflects the development of the domestic production to some extent, so that organic cereals and other seeds are increasingly being imported. The goal of the project is:

(a) to analyse the international competiveness of the German organic cereals, oilseed and legume production in comparison to selected main competitor countries and

(b) to develop strategies for farmers and agricultural policymakers to expand production in Germany.

Approach

In the framework of the analysis, selected study countries are carried out for a production cost comparison of typical farms. Here the methods used in the global agri benchmark network are used. Subsequently the strengths and weaknesses of organic arable production in Germany are analysed and policy options developed.

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Duration

3.2013 - 2.2018

(Kopie 1)