BMEL - Federal Organic Farming Scheme and other forms of sustainable agriculture (BÖLN)
The existing Federal Organic Farming Scheme was extended to include other forms of sustainable agriculture under a resolution adopted by the German Bundestag on 26 November 2010. The scheme is currently under revision. The BMELV innovation programme for research and development was also opened to organic farming in return for the extension of the Federal Organic Farming Scheme by other forms of sustainable farming. The Federal Organic Farming Scheme was set up in 2002 to improve conditions for organic farming. It is intended to supplement existing support measures in contributing to sustainable growth based in the medium term on a well-balanced expansion of supply and demand.