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Danish Agriculture

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  1. Danish Agriculture Birgitte Wiedemann Daabeck Senior International Advisor Business Development

  2. Danish Agriculture and Food Council • Umbrella organisation formed in 1919 • Merged with member organisations in 2009 for stronger political impact and improved efficiency • Financed, owned and controlled by farmers and cooperatives • Representing the entire chain of production "from the stable to the table - primary producers, sectors and cooperatives

  3. A Few Facts about Danish Agriculture • 61% of Denmark's total area is cultivated - 2.6 mill. Ha • >50% grain; 20 – 30% forage crops • 6% organic (total farms+ total area) • 42,100 farms (vs. 140,000 in 1970) • 1,300 horticulture producers (500 ha.) • Average farm size 63 ha. (vs. 21 ha. in 1970) • Labour force, agriculture primary production 2.5% • The industry accounts for 3% of GDP • 20 mill. slaughter pigs per year • 9,7 mill. live piglets and sows exported • 512,808 dairy cows (9,138 kg milkpercow) • Producing food for 15 million people • Total exports EUR 20 billion including agro industrial products

  4. Farms and cooperatives - structural development

  5. Characteristics of Danish Agriculture The farmer • Owns and operates his own farm • Is well educated and participates regularly in educational activities • Is member of a farmer organisation • Sells and buys most of his product through farmer owned cooperatives • Employs only few technical staff - uses instead advisory services

  6. 30,000 farms larger than 10 hectares

  7. Evolution of farms in Denmark 1950: 208,000 Farms 2005: 20,000 Farms 30,000 Part time farmers 2015: 5-7,000 Farm enterprises 30,000 Part time farmers

  8. The role of the farmer is changing • From skilledcraftsman • Doing all the farm work • Milking and feeding • Field work • Monitoring the herd • To manager • Formulation of strategy • Management of staff • Management of production and economy • Monitoring the herd by use of technology

  9. Enterprise Farms and Customer Profiles Value added Multi-sites -Portfolio Bulk - More ofthe Same

  10. The Danish farmer demands • Excellent professional skills • Customer focus – individualtreatment • Commitment to the task at hand • Focus on innovation and business

  11. Facts & Figures - Denmark • Export: 20 billion euros • 20 % of total DK export • 37 % of total DK export to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) • Export to 130 countries • German is our largest market • DK is a leader in organic food and food ingredients • Carlsberg, Arla Foods and Danish Crown are the largest companies • Dansk Supermarked is retailer no. 1 • Source: Landbrug & Fødevarer,

  12. Denmark is recognized as the most innovative country in Europe for food innovation Source: LEI Wageningen UR Report 2013-036

  13. The Danish Way! • Well educated farmers • Only farmers who graduate from an agricultural college can run a farm • Strong organisation of farmers • Clear division between private and public responsibilities • Gradual readjustment of advisory service from public subsidised to private organisation • Strong knowledge based services with customer focus • Strong cooperative sector • Levies finance research and development

  14. Lessons learned • Recognised public interest in agricultural development and food production value chains led to enabling policy environment • Self-organisation by farmers • Grass-root development – built on farmers’ private commercial interest • Impartiality of advisers – ensured farmers’ interests • Organisational learning created capacity for lobby and advocacy • Education and knowledge were both preconditions and tools

  15. Thank you for your attention!