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Slovenia needs new policies on organic farming

Last Tuesday in Ljubljana, during a panel discussion on the development of organic farming, Agriculture Minister Dejan Židan said Slovenia needs new policies that will address current challenges.

While the number of organic farms in Slovenia is increasing, the participants of the event hosted by the National Council, the Agriculture Ministry, the Association of Organic Farmers and the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry assessed that consumers were not sufficiently informed about organic produce.

According to an article on, farmers too need to be constantly educated on the new technologies available.

Minister Židan noted that when earlier strategies, decrees and resolutions on organic farming were written, the situation was very different from what it is today. This is why new, updated documents need to be drawn up. According to the Minister, Slovenia is perfectly suited to organic farming and it also boasts high quality drinking water. "This can be best preserved through environmentally friendly types of farming."


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