Building an inclusive policy

Published: May 2019
Last edited: May 2019

Rooted in the Danish political ambition to design policies that enable the private and public sector to become more innovative and competitive, the Minister of Agriculture put in place clear procedures for involving relevant stakeholders in order to ensure that the plan could meet the needs of the sector. Involvement was secured at the beginning of the plan development process based on a year-long consultation process and collaboration with the organic sector.


Alliance and partnership development
Co-management building
Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Evaluation, effectiveness measures and learning
Legal and policy frameworks, policy advocacy
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase

Enabling factors

  • Preparation was based on a comprehensive process involving more than 200 stakeholders, who participated in three large workshops.
  • The Organic Food Council, a government-led forum of relevant interest groups, was involved in prioritizing the initiatives recommended, as a result of three workshops and 35 interviews held with key actors in the organic sector.

Lessons learned

Stakeholder involvement was key to the Danish Organic Action Plan and ultimately led to its great success.