Conversion to Organic Farming in Mainland Portugal

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Abstract

The objectives of the research were: i) to assess the in-conversion period as a barrier impeding farms conversion to organic; ii) to assess the potential of conversion-grade markets in removing this barrier; iii) to identify other barriers (drives) along the food chain impeding (easing) farms conversion in mainland Portugal. Results show that the in-conversion period is not the major barrier to conversion nor is a good idea the set-up of conversion grade markets to help Portuguese farms' conversion. Conversion feasibility depends of the organic market premium prices, in intensive farms, and of the CAP organic agri-environmental area payments, in extensive farms.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005
EventEuropean Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 23 Aug 200527 Aug 2005

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005,
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period23/08/0527/08/05

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