Recently, the Danish government has publicly announced its plans to convert the country’s entire agriculture into organic and sustainable farming. If this happens, Denmark will become the first 100% organic country in the world.
Although Denmark is already one of the leading countries when it comes to producing and exporting of organic products, the government still decided to set an even bigger challenge. In order to make Denmark a 100% organic country, the government managed to raise 53 million euros just in 2015. For many people around the world, this may be one the most ambitious plans of the 21st century. But, if we take into account the fact that Denmark has already proven its love for organic produce, this does seem to be an achievable goal.
This Scandinavian country has a bigger tradition in the production of organic food than most countries in the world. For example, Denmark’s national organic brand celebrates 25 years in business, which makes it one of the oldest organic brands in the entire world. Moreover, since 2007, the export of organic produce has increased by a whopping 200 percent.
Few Words About The Økologiplan Danmark (in English: Organic Action Plan for Denmark)!
The Danish government is working on two different fronts – their first aim is to turn traditional farmland into organic, while the other goal is to stimulate increased demand for organic products.
According to the 67-point plan drafted by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries of Denmark, the main goal is to double the agricultural land cultivated with organic methods by 2020 (when compared to 2007). In addition to this, the Danish government will also provide a financial boost for those who work in this sector in order to develop new technologies and ideas that promote growth. And we’re not only talking about fruits and veggies, but also livestock, especially pigs.
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