MEASURES TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC FARMING IN THE EU AND SERBIA

  • Svetlana Roljević Nikolić, PhD Institute of Agriculture Economics, Belgrade
  • Predrag Vuković, PhD Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade
  • Biljana Grujić, MSc Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade

Abstract

Aim of this paper work is analyzing the situation in the sector of organic agriculture, as well as system of support that this production provides in the European Union and Serbia. Organic farming shows a dynamic process of growth and development, especially in economically developed countries. In the past ten years, the area under organic production in the EU increased by 70%, the number of certifed producers increased by 60%, while the total market value doubled. On the other hand, the growth and development of organic agriculture in Serbia is very slow. Currently, the area under organic production accounted for only 0.4% of total utilized agricultural area, while in this mode of food production certifed 0.3% of the total number of farms. Intensive growth of organic farming in the EU provides a stable support both in terms of rate and fnancial resources, while in Serbia has been changed not only amount of support from year to year but also types of support. On this basis, it can be concluded that a stable government support is crucial for boosting growth and improving the sector of organic agriculture.

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Published
2017-01-31
How to Cite
ROLJEVIĆ NIKOLIĆ, Svetlana; VUKOVIĆ, Predrag; GRUJIĆ, Biljana. MEASURES TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC FARMING IN THE EU AND SERBIA. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 64, n. 1, p. 323-337, jan. 2017. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/144>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/ekoPolj1701323R.

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