The Bichel Committee, 2001

Report from the Bichel Committee - Organic Scenarios for Denmark

Committee on assessing the overall consequences of a partial or total phasing-out of pesticide use


To provide a basis for assessing the consequences of total restructuring for organic production in Denmark, the report describes six 100% organic scenarios with a 30-year time horizon. A time horizon of 30 years has been chosen because of the extensive structural changes that would have to be made in all cases. Total restructuring for organic production in Denmark would be possible, although the level of production would be lower than it is today. However, the expected consequences would depend on how organic farming might look and thus on the assumptions on which it is based

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