In-conversion land up 60%

October 2006
Farmers Weekly;10/13/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 15, p20
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The article focuses on the statistics released by the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs stating that the total area of organic and in-conversion land was down by 8% in 2005. Figures show that the area classed as fully organic has fallen 14%, while the amount of land in-conversion rose by over 60%. James Cleeton of the Soil Association said that the increase on land in-conversion was due to the introduction of the Organic Entry Level Stewardship Scheme.


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