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Organic Farming

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 26 November 1997

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what support his Department gives to farmers wanting to change to organic farming practices. [17632]

Prospective organic farmers can obtain free technical advice under the Organic Conversion Information Service. Financial help for those converting to organic systems is available under the Organic Aid Scheme. In addition, there is a research and development programme for organic farming and we also fund the United Kingdom Register of Organic Food Standards.