Organic Food: Consumers' Choices and Farmers' Opportunities by Maurizio Canavari, Kent D. Olson

By Maurizio Canavari, Kent D. Olson

The booklet offers an outline of the natural foodstuff quarter, either in Italy and within the US. It covers financial matters raised by way of natural farming, making an allowance for the consumer's wishes but in addition the managerial and funds constraints skilled via the farmers. The e-book additionally info how agricultural economists practice analyses facing natural produce at assorted issues within the provide chain.

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Florida Organic Growers & Consumers/Quality Certification Services, Gainesville, FL. , 1991, Comparative Economics of Alternative Agricultural Production Systems: A Review, Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 20(1): 124–142. S. Organic Farming in 2000–2001: Adoption of Certified Systems. Agriculture Information Bulletin 780. S. Department of Agriculture. February. S. Department of Agriculture, May. E. , 1990, The profitability of sustainable agriculture on a representative grain farm in the Mid-Atlantic Region, 1981–1989.

E. E. 80 Source: Authors’ calculation on survey data. Cluster 1 df Sig. 00 Cluster 2 df Sig. 26 Cluster 3 df Sig. ) % obs. ) % obs. ) % obs. 00 A COMPARATIVE PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS 39 The high level of model fit (adjusted R-square higher than 70%) can be explained by the high significance of farm’s sales (Rictot), a basic factor for achieving a positive result as measured by income, the independent variable in this regression. Since our aim was to highlight the effect of other factors, we did not include the cost of production in order to avoid a perfect fit and thus a trivial result of the analysis.

In 2001, and has the nation’s largest concentration of fruit and vegetable producers, both conventional and organic. Northeastern States have a relatively small amount of organic cropland, but have a large concentration of organic market gardeners. Most of the organic acreage in the North central and upper Midwestern States is used for grain, soybean, and oilseed production. Certified organic pasture and ranchland was concentrated in three western States, although over 40 States had some certified organic pasture in 2001.

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