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Blog article
Organic in Public Danish Kitchens and Private Eateries

On May 23, a broad alliance of Danish trade unions, educational- and advisory institutions, and business organizations representing thousands of farmers, restaurants, and food companies launched a joint proposal for the upcoming Danish Climate Plan. The national climate goal in Denmark is one of the world’s most ambitious: a reduction in climate...
Denmark
2021 - Organic without Boundaries

Blog article
Delivering, inspiring and improving – thoughts on the future of organic farming

LinkedIn Op-ed on the future of organic farming in the EU
Denmark
2019 - Copa Cogeca

Video
Grass Protein - a golden chance to improve organic farming

Green protein from clover-grass or alfalfa is considered a valuable protein source for poultry and pigs. By concentrating the protein fraction from grass clover crops grown locally in Denmark, and by using biorefining technology, one expects to obtain a vegetable protein and amino acid source that can optimize feed formulation...
Denmark
2018 - Seges

Blog article
Workshop in Thorupstrand – 2018

“Survive and Thrive: Adding Value to Fisheries Policy and Production for Small Scale Fishers”  
Denmark
2018 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Policy brief/paper
LIFE’s Baltic Members launch an Action Plan

Following ICES advice for 2017, LIFE’s Members of the Baltic Region (including Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany) elaborated the following action plan, to be presented to decision-makers, with concrete proposals for a correct management of the Western Baltic Cod stock. Cod is one of the main sources of income for...
Denmark - Germany - Poland - Sweden
2016 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Policy brief/paper
Baltic stocks: comments and highlights

Following ICES advice for 2017, LIFE’s Members of the Baltic Region (including Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany) elaborated the comments and highlights below, to be presented to decision-makers, with concrete proposals for a correct management of Baltic stocks. 
Denmark - Germany - Poland - Sweden
2016 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Blog article
Denmark cuts food waste by 25%

The Scandinavian kingdom has cut food waste by 25% in just five years, thanks to a new approach to damaged and out-of-date food. he Danes have successfully changed the way they look at out of date produce. In doing so, they have reduced the amount of food they throw away by...
Denmark
2016 - EurActiv

Case study
Inspirational ideas: Improving welfare for cows…and farmers

Lone Andersen is an organic dairy farmer from the west of Denmark. Along with her husband, she has been working with robotic technology since 2009 and she says “it has not only improved welfare for the cows, but also for us as farmers!” 
Denmark
2016 - EIP-Agri

Policy brief/paper
Recommendations for Western Cod

Crunch Time in Baltic: Opportunities and Threats for Cod and Small Scale Fishers.
As 2017 Baltic TAC negotiations near conclusion, lobbyists are taking a plethora of public stances. Rather than muddying the waters further, LIFE would like to recall the main elements of its Action Plan for Western cod, elaborated in July.
Denmark - Germany
2016 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Technical paper
Organic Action Plan for Denmark

Organic products have derived from biodynamic idealism in small health food stores to a natural and ordinary shopping choice in supermarkets. This development did not come out of the blue. It is the result of cooperation between farsighted farmers, organisations and politicians that has turned Denmark into the world’s leading...
Denmark
2015 - The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark

Project
Organic Academy - Training Programme for Consultants and Agricultural School Teachers

DK aims to double its organic agricultural land by 2020, which involves a shift of 18 000 ha/year, far from being reached. Organic agriculture improved during recent decades, but this knowledge has not always been passed on to agricultural schools and consultancies. The risk is that new generations taking over...
Denmark
2015

Fact sheet
DENMARK - Common Agricultural Policy

During the next 7 years, the new CAP is going to invest more than EUR 7 billion in Danish farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to Denmark to adapt...
Denmark
2014 - European Commission

Project
Baltic Deal

Putting best agricultural practices into work Through transnational co-operation and farmers’ engagement
Knowledge exchange has been achieved by allowing people to meet in several hundred forums. Major conferences and seminars have acted as meeting points for advisors, experts and decision makers, enabling vivid discussions on all dimensions of nutrients. Small-scale farmer-to-farmer meetings have also been important in enabling more detailed discussions about...
Denmark - Estonia - Finland - Latvia - Lithuania - Poland - Sweden
2014

Website
Family Farming website

The website about family farmers and their farms, begun in 2014 to show the diversity of family farmers ‘Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth‘ by a collection of first hand experiences (snapshots) as an educational resource for anywhere in the world. The concept of this comes from the  International...
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2014 - Family farms.enviroed4all

Magazine article
Organic farming in Europe: moving into the mainstream

Organic farming no longer serves a niche market in the European Union (EU). In spite of the global economic crisis, the mainstreaming of organic products has maintained its impressive trajectory: since 2008 there has been an average annual growth rate of 8%; annual turnover has risen to €20 billion; and more than 500...
Austria - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Magazine article
The Diversity of Family Farms is Strength for World Agriculture

In the world, more than 80 per cent of farms are family farms – in total more than 500 million economic and social entities. In Europe 25 million people, 172 million hectares of agricultural land and 12 million farms are involved in EU agricultural production. A vast majority of these...
Austria - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Video
Biodynamic Vegetable Farm in Denmark

Ask Rasmussen (27) is slowly taking over Kiselgården from his parents. Kiselgården is one of the oldest biodynamic farms in Denmark. Ask is growing a large variety of vegetables and delivers to many Michelin starred restaurants, among them NoMa and Geranium.
Denmark
2014 - Future Farmers in the Spotlight

Journal article
HNV Farming – Explaining the Concept and Interpreting EU and National Policy Commitments

The concept of “High Nature Value farming” developed in the early 1990s from a growing recognition that the conservation of biodiversity in Europe depends on the continuation of low-intensity farming systems across large areas of countryside (see Beaufoy et al., 1994; Bignal et al., 1994; Bignal & McCracken, 1996; 2000)....
Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Book part
Family farming in the European Union

Family farming is the most common operational farming model in Europe – representing 97 % of the European Union’s (EU) 12 million farms. Thus it is of great importance in the EU. It covers a diverse range of situations, including farms of all sizes. While there are obvious differences across...
Austria - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Lithuania - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014

Article
Structure and dynamics of EU farms: changes, trends and policy relevance

12 million farms, 172 million hectares of agricultural land, 25 million people involved in agricultural production – these are some of the key data for the EU farming sector in 2010; but what about the situation of individual farms and how do things differ between Member States and as compared...
Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2013
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