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Final Report - CHANNEL (Opening channels of communication between the associated candidate countries and the EU in ecological farming)

Project ID: 3375
Funded under: FP6-FOOD


There are huge differences in the historical background and the level of development among the associated candidate countries (ACCs). Organic agriculture is one an area that reached different stages of development in the different countries. The different forms of organisation, the legislative and economic framework, the cultural background imposes different tasks on ACCs in this area.

In the participating countries, the characteristics of organic agriculture are different, concerning the stage of development, the forms of organisation, the legislative system, the economic framework and the cultural background.

The project's aim was to help the harmonisation and equalisation processes of the knowledge on the field of organic agriculture in the old, the new and the candidate EU countries. To reach their goals they decided to create a common database with information about the main fields of organic farming in the participating countries. This final report covers these actions and results from questionnaires and from conferences. Photos are included.

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