Support for organic agriculture in Iceland
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The Minister of Agriculture in Iceland, Einar K. Gudfinnsson, stated that the state’s policy towards organic agriculture may be reviewed. There was a lack of financial support for organic farming at this point of time, but demand for organics was increasing.
The minister said it was true that the country’s support for organic farming was relatively smaller than in the neighbouring countries, but he pointed out that the main reason for that has been the small demand for organic products in recent years. Demand was growing, however, and therefore it would be taken into consideration when the state’s agriculture agreement would be reviewed. “I believe it is fully reasonable to discuss how to shift the focus when we remake this agreement so that funding will be increased for organic farming…”
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