Examples for Policy Evaluation and Stakeholder Integration in the European Organic Farming Sector

Christian Eichert

ISBN 978-3-8325-2896-6
160 pages, year of publication: 2011
price: 35.00 €
This book introduces different aspects of policy evaluation and stakeholder integration in the European organic farming sector. Based on case studies it obtains insights into the effectiveness of policy-making in the field of organic farming. Furthermore it identifies feasible ways to adequately integrate stakeholders into policy-making in the area of organic farming.

Two elements that have dominated the debate in the field in recent years are introduced and discussed: The European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming (EUOAP) and the ''revision process'' of setting-up and implementing a new EU Organic Regulation.

Furthermore, the author introduces the ''dual role'' concept as fundamental justification for political intervention into the organic sector. A method-based evaluation of the German organic action plan for the promotion of organic farming (Federal Organic Farming Scheme) is presented.

In a further section dedicated to Organic Action Plans, the book analyses the applicability and relevance of the on-going European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming. In methodological terms, the author presents the first-time application of a novel evaluation toolbox developed in an EU-funded research project. The book ends with a discussion on questions of ''stakeholder integration'' in the European organic farming policy framework.

  • Organic Farming
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Stakeholder Integration


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