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Denmark turns on the engine for organic farming

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Additional subsidies of €18.6 million have been approved for this year while in 2020 grants will be added for environmentally and climate-friendly pig or cattle sheds.

Posted on Apr 05 ,05:55

Denmark turns on the engine for organic farming

The number of organic farmers in Denmark is almost 4,000 but the Nordic country wants to accelerate the transformation of agriculture from conventional to organic. Extra funds have been released this week to encourage the farmers to go organic, announced Environment and Food minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen.
"The organic area in Denmark has never been larger, and there have never been more organic farmers. But we don't stop here", explains the official. NOK 180 million (€18.6 million) have been released for subsidies. The extra funds for the pool are cancelled funds from subsidy schemes on environmental technology and cancelled funds from ecological area subsidies. There will also be two additional schemes in 2020, where farmers can apply for grants for environmentally and climate-friendly pig or cattle sheds, according to a press release issued by the Ministry for Environment and Food.

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