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"Organic District": identification methodology and agricultural policy objectives


  • Pancino, Barbara
  • Franco, Silvio
  • Marino, Davide


Italy, unlike other countries, has included the territorial dimension in the recent interventions and regulations of organic agriculture, introducing explicitly the concept of “organic district”. It is defined as a local productive system with a high agricultural vocation where organic production and processing practices are predominant. The main object of this new subject is to promote the diffusion of organic agriculture focusing on the productive and environmental territorial characteristic. In this poster, after a general definition of the organic districts, as they are introduced in the Italian regulations, a method for their identification in a region is proposed. In the final part, some considerations about the role of the organic district within the general framework of agro-environmental policies are developed.

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  • Pancino, Barbara & Franco, Silvio & Marino, Davide, 2008. ""Organic District": identification methodology and agricultural policy objectives," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44192, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44192

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    1. Barbara Pancino & Silvio Franco & Giulia Avolio & Emanuele Blasi, 2015. "Verso i distretti biologici: un percorso di governance per lo sviluppo locale nelle Marche," PRISMA Economia - Società - Lavoro, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2015(3), pages 172-189.

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    organic district; agro-environmental policies; organic agriculture; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy;

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