National Organic Action Plan Library

Czech Action Plan

From 2004 – 2010 a first Czech Action Plan for organic farming has been in place. This has been replaced by the “Action Plan of the Czech Republic for the Development of Organic Farming between 2011–2015” (Akční plán ČR pro rozvoj ekologického zemědělství v letech 2011–2015). Here is a summary of some of the main goals: approximate doubling of the number of organic food producers; achievement of a 60% share of Czech products on the organic food market: The Ministry of Agriculture utilises a number of instruments for this, e.g. to support investment, organic food sales, education, promotion and research.
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Danish Action Plan

Denmark had already in 1999 until 2003 an Action Plan for organic farming. The Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries published in June 2012 an action plan for organic production until the year 2020. The primary focus areas in this plan are the conversion of public kitchens and public areas, the support to organic agriculture, and the development of organic products. The overall goal is to double the land area that is managed organically before 2020. One of its aims is to reach the 60 % level of organic products in catering in public institutions by 2020.
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See also factsheet on organic farming 2012

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English Action Plan

The “Action plan to develop organic food and farming in England” has come into force in 2002. The duration has not been defined, but the implementation targets are set until 2010. No update was made.
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French Action Plan

France had a first Organic Action Plan from 2007 until 2012. On 31 of May 2013 the French Minstery of Agriculture has launched a new organic Action Plan for France, the programme “Ambition Bio 2017”. The plan proposes: higher direct payments for farmers in and after conversion; financial support for supply chain actors; the goal to achieve 20 % of organic products in public procurement of food through more communication; more funds for research and dissemination; better training and education of farmers and supply chain actors; appropriate adaptation organic farming in general regulations and in EU organic farming regulation. 
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A detailed statistic of Organic Farming in France has been made by Agence Bio for 2012

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German Action Plan

The German “Federal Organic Farming Scheme (Bundesprogramm Ökologischer Landbau)” has come into force at the end of 2001. Originally the scheme was planned for 2002 and 2003. However, the document made clear that a number of tasks included in the scheme would need a longer implementation phase. Later the duration of the program was extended several times. In November 2010 the “Bundesprogramme” was opened also for other sustainable farming systems. The new programme will last most likely until End of 2015.
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Dutch Action Plan

From 2001 to 2004 a first action plan called “Policy document on organic agriculture, an organic market conquer” was implemented. The “Dutch Policy Document on Organic Agriculture 2005-2007 (Beleidsnota Biologische Landbouw 2005-2007) has come into force in 2005 and will last until 2007. It is the second action plan for organic food and farming in the Netherlands. In December 2007 a third action plan was launched for the period 2008-2011 (‘Policy Document on Organic Agriculture 2008-2011 - Organic connections, perspectives for growth’).
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Regional Action Plan of Andalusia

The “Andalusian Action Plan for Organic Farming (Plan Andaluz de Agricultura Ecológica)” came into force at the end of 2002 and will last until 2006. An update was made for 2007-2013.
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Italian Action Plan

The “Italian National Action Plan for organic agriculture and organic products (Piano d’Azione nazionale per l’Agricoltura Biologica e i Prodotti Biologici)” has come into force at the end of 2005. The duration of the action plan is not fixed. In September 2009 a continuation was decided. No new action plan has been made.
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Slovenian Action Plan

The “Plan of Long-Term Development of organic farming in Slovenia (Načrt dolgoročnega razvoja ekološkega kmetijstva v Sloveniji)” has come into force in November 2005 and will last until 2015.
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