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Policies Enabling Transition to Organic Dairy Farming Systems in Latvia

Zīlāns, Andis; Veidemane, Kristīna

In Latvia typical organic dairy farms are small and grassland-based with low productivity. Dairy farmers have readily transitioned to organic dairy farming practices incentivized by CAP support. Organic dairy farms account for 10% of dairy farms and milk production, but less than 50% of organic milk processed as an organic dairy product. Continued transition is contingent on strengthening the position of organic dairy farmers in the value chain and stimulating demand for organic dairy products.

"UNISECO is a European research project aiming to develop innovative approaches to enhance the understanding of socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological practices in EU farming systems. 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 773901.

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