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CONVERSION to ORGANIC FARMING in MAINLAND PORTUGAL

Leonardo Costa (), Miguel Sottomayor () and Ricardo Ribeiro

No 102008, Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) from Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

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.

Keywords: organic farming; conversion; conversion grade markets; market premium prices; CAP payments. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
Date: 2008-11
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