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Organic farming: Austria, a European heavyweight

In Austria, some farmers have decided not to go for big retailers, opting instead for direct sales at the farm and in markets.
In Austria, some farmers have decided not to go for big retailers, opting instead for direct sales at the farm and in markets. © FRANCE 24

As Paris's big agricultural fair begins, we take a look at Austria, a European organic farming heavyweight. Over a quarter of the country's agricultural land is dedicated to biological farming. Meanwhile the number of farmers converting to bio is steadily increasing, organic food is widely accessible to a majority of consumers. Our correspondent Anthony Mills reports.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

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