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

By Maurizio Canavari, Kent D. Olson

The booklet supplies an outline of the natural nutrition quarter, either in Italy and within the US. It covers monetary matters raised through natural farming, considering the consumer's wishes but additionally the managerial and finances constraints skilled via the farmers. The e-book additionally information how agricultural economists practice analyses facing natural produce at assorted issues within the provide chain.

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13, Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, May. A COMPARATIVE PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS 29 THE PRODUCER’S PERSPECTIVE A COMPARATIVE PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS 31 A COMPARATIVE PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL FARMS IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA AND IN MINNESOTA Maurizio Canavari, Rino Ghelfi, Kent D. Olson, and Sergio Rivaroli* SUMMARY Recent discussion surrounding organic agriculture (also referred to as organic farming) has turned from just whether it represents a viable alternative to conventional agriculture to whether it would be adopted by a significant percentage of farmers.

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Of F Cluster 1 Std. Beta Coeff. 35 Cluster 2 Std. Beta Coeff. 01 (a) variable excluded during the analysis of cluster 3 (b) variables excluded during the analysis of clusters 1 and 2. 43 Cluster 3 Std. Beta Coeff. 70 40 M. CANAVARI ET AL. In cluster 2, composed mainly of fruit growing farms in the plain areas, the sales and net income levels are higher than the other clusters but this performance must be evaluated with prudence, considering the negative trends in both sales and net income. Comparing the economic results of organic and conventional farms, we can find seemingly large differences between average values but the significance of these differences is often quite small, because the variability within the sample is very strong (Table 5a,b).

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