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The economics of organic farming : an international perspective

Author: Nicolas Lampkin; S Padel
Publisher: Oxon : CAB International, 1994.
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Organic (ecological) farming, with its emphasis on sustainable agro-ecosystem management and the use of locally-derived, renewable resources, offers potential solutions to some of the key problems faced by the agricultural sectors of industrialized countries. Many European governments now provide direct financial support for organic farming in recognition of its contribution to current policy objectives, including  Read more...
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Economics of organic farming.
Oxon : CAB International, 1994
(OCoLC)646892393
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Lampkin; S Padel
ISBN: 085198911X 9780851989112
OCLC Number: 32118318
Description: xvi, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Organic Farming: Sustainable Agriculture in Practice / Nicolas H. Lampkin --
2. The Development of the Organic Industry and Market: An International Perspective / William B. Tate --
3. Researching Organic Farming Systems / Nicolas H. Lampkin --
4. Organic Farming and Society: An Economic Perspective / David I. Bateman --
5. Economics of Organic Farming in Britain / Nicolas H. Lampkin --
6. Economics of Organic Farming in Germany / Susanne Padel and Uli Zerger --
7. Economics of Organic Farming in Denmark / Alex Dubgaard --
8. Economics of Organic Farming in Switzerland / Irene Muhlebach and Jorg Muhlebach --
9. Economics of Organic Farming in Canada / John Henning --
10. Economics of Organic and Low-input Farming in the United States of America / Molly D. Anderson --
11. Economics of Organic Farming in Australia / Els Wynen --
12. Farm-level Performance of Organic Farming Systems: An Overview / Susanne Padel and Nicolas H. Lampkin --
13. Changes in Physical and Financial Performance during Conversion to Organic Farming: Case Studies of Two English Dairy Farms / Nicolas H. Lampkin --
14. Case Studies of Farms Converting to Organic Agriculture in Germany / Bernhard Freyer, Rudolf Rantzau and Hartmut Vogtmann --
15. Conversion to Low-input Farming Systems in Pennsylvania, USA: An Evaluation of the Rodale Farming Systems Trial and Related Economic Studies / Steven E. Peters --
16. Economics of Conversion to Organic Farming: Cross-sectional Analysis of Survey Data in Germany / Stephan Dabbert --
17. Conversion to Organic Farming: An Overview / Susanne Padel and Nicolas H. Lampkin --
18. Comparative Analysis of Future Development Paths for Agricultural Production Systems in Germany / Uli Zerger and Hartmut Bossel --
19. Impacts of Widespread Conversion to Organic Agriculture in the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany / Jurgen Braun --
20. Estimating the Impact of Widespread Conversion to Organic Farming on Land Use and Physical Output in the United Kingdom / Nicolas H. Lampkin --
21. Input-Output Modelling of Organic Farming and the Rural Economy of England and Wales / Peter Midmore --
22. Modelling the Impact of Widespread Conversion to Organic Farming: An Overview / Peter Midmore and Nicolas H. Lampkin --
23. Policy Issues and Impacts of Government Assistance for Conversion to Organic Farming: The Danish Experience / Alex Dubgaard and Hanne Holst --
24. Agricultural Policy and Impacts of National and Regional Government Assistance for Conversion to Organic Farming in Switzerland / Otto Schmid --
25. Financial Assistance for Conversion to Organic Farming in Germany under the European Community's Extensification Programme / Ludger Schulze Pals, Jurgen Braun and Stephan Dabbert --
26. Organic Farming and Agricultural Policy in Western Europe: An Overview / Nicolas H. Lampkin and Susanne Padel.
Responsibility: edited by N.H. Lampkin and S. Padel.

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Drawing on studies from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland, this book provides the first comprehensive international review of the economics of organic farming.  Read more...
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