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The response of agricultural holdings to the agricultural policy supporting the spreading of organic farming has been growing every year. The area intended for organic farming has increased in the period 1999-2015 from 2,400 ha to 42,188 ha, or from 0.5 % to 8.8 % of total utilised agricultural area. The structure of agricultural land with organic farming is still strongly dominated by grassland (82 % in 2015), which shows that the transition to this type of production was primarily animal holdings decided for.

Environmental indicators in Slovenia

The web portal Environmental Indicators in Slovenia provides access to over 100 indicators which use graphs, maps and comments to present the environmental trends in Slovenia. The indicators are organized into thematic groups – chapters covering environmental components (e.g. water, air), environmental issues (e.g. climate change, nature protection, loss of biodiversity, waste management) and the incorporation of environmental content in the formulation of sector policies (e.g. transport, agriculture, tourism, energy, instruments of environmental policy). The indicators represent one of the four pillars of our environmental reporting, based on the demands in article 106 of the Environment Protection Act (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 41/2004 with changes). Based on numerical data, they indicate state, characteristics and trends of environmental development in Slovenia. They are produced via interlinkages among the data and observations as shown on Figure 1. More

Figure 1: Information Pyramid
Source: EIONET-SI, 2007