By signing this declaration of the European Conference on “Organic Agriculture and Food. Towards cooperation and action in Europe”. 10th and 11th on May 2001 in Copenhagen (Denmark), we highlight the following:
The Organic Agriculture is an important tool, it contains the potential to help solve simultaneously a broad spectrum of problems related to food production, the environment, animal welfare and rural development.
Agriculture and organic food is becoming the greatest opportunity for organic farmers in Europe, due to growing consumer demand for such products certified organic. This is a precondition for developing a market for organic food and revenue for farmers.
Experiences in different countries in Europe show that the development of agriculture and organic food have been provided by strategic action plans developed and implemented jointly by public and private sector, including consumers, farmers, producers, distributors, NGOs, researchers and other key players.
To facilitate this cooperation and the implementation of actions at the level of Europe, the conference calls upon the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the governments of European countries to ensure that the process towards such a plan of action European Strategy is implemented.
Over the next two years the strategic plan of action objectives are:
During the conference the statement was signed by:
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