VISIONARY Webinar – What policy mechanisms can support organic farming? From design to effective implementation

Platform: MS-Teams (you will receive the meeting link upon registration)

Unlock the power of policy in driving organic farming expansion. Join our webinar where VISIONARY researchers share their key findings spotlighting how policy can effectively address barriers in the organic farming sector. Gain first-hand insights from two expert speakers as they share their experiences tackling industry bottlenecks. Paul Holmbeck discusses strategies for supporting organic farming that have been successful in making Denmark a frontrunner in organic food and farming. David McKay shares insights from his research on the role of Organic Action Plans, and how this policy mechanism is utilised in Scotland. Together, we’ll explore how policy instruments can bolster public procurement and drive market development for local organic produce. Learn how to overcome typical barriers, engage stakeholders in policy implementation, and what steps different stakeholders can take.


  • Katrin Prager & Shadi Hashem, University of Aberdeen, VISIONARY researchers
  • Paul Holmbeck, Holmbeck eco consult, Denmark, World Board Member of IFOAM
  • David McKay, Head of Policy (Scotland) at Soil Association, Member of the Scottish Organic Stakeholder Group