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The research focuses on the potential contribution to reducing ammonia emissions from existing organic farms, and the perspective and potential benefits if more farms in the Natura 2000 area switch to organic. Specifically on the larger organic dairy farms, ammonia emissions from the barn were 22% lower than for larger common farms. The average emission from manure administration and grazing on organic BIN farms was 14.6 kg NH3/ha, compared with an average of 31.3 on conventional BIN farms (-53%). Summarizing, there seems to be a prospect of conventional dairy farms in the Natura2000 area switching to organic dairy farming provided that the market is not distorted. The contribution that organic pig and poultry farming can make to reducing ammonia emissions in the Netherlands is very limited.
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