Geographia Polonica (2003) vol. 76, iss. 1

Agricultural restructuring in Denmark from 1980 to 2000. Emerging environmental priorities

Soren P. Kristensen

Geographia Polonica (2003) vol. 76, iss. 1, pp. 13-38 | Full text

This paper examines the changes that Denmark's agricultural sector has witnessed during the past two decades as well as the effects of the EU Common Agricul-tural Policy (CAP) on agricultural production in the country. It also discusses the potential for new types of farm ownership and organic agriculture as alternatives to conventional agricultural production. The paper addresses some of the significant environmental pro-blems which have resulted from intensive agriculture, and presents the most important agri-environmental programs which seek to remedy the negative environmental impact of intensive agriculture.

Keywords: agricultural production, agri-environmental programs, CAP, Denmark