Knowing where organic markets move next: An analysis of developing countries in the pineapple market
No 2013-10, Economics Discussion Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel)
As consumers' demand for organic products grows, selling organic products potentially opens up profitable market participation options for farmers in developing countries. This paper studies two aspects of profitability for the producers. It uses hedonic demand theory and empirical analysis to examine the relation between conventional and organic markets using the strongly growing pineapple market as an example. This analysis confirms a nonlinear dependence of the organic market on the conventional one and a non-declining premium. The author concludes that there is a larger potential of the organic market and hence the number of farmers in developing countries who can potentially benefit from growing organic products.
Keywords: Price transmission; private voluntary standards; organic agriculture; organic markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L11 O13 Q13 Q17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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