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Financial performance of organic farms in England and Wales

Jackson, A and Lampkin, N (2006) Financial performance of organic farms in England and Wales. In: Atkinson, C; Ball, B; Davies, D H K; Rees, R; Russell, G; Stockdale, E A; Watson, C A; Walker, R and Younie, D (Eds.) Aspects of Applied Biology 79, What will organic farming deliver? COR 2006, Association of Applied Biologists, pp. 159-162.

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A survey of farm fi nancial data on 135 organic farms in England and Wales in 2003/04 (as part of an ongoing annual survey) shows that for most farm types, organic farmers achieve similar or higher incomes than similar conventional holdings. Although organic farmers rely on premium prices to compensate for lower yields, overall performance has been maintained despite downward pressure on prices in the period under review. However, all farms, organic and conventional, showed generally poor returns. With organic prices increasing in most areas in 2005, it is likely that significant improvements in performance will result.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Organic farm incomes, output, gross margins, costs of production
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
Related Links:https://statistics.defra.gov.uk/esg/index/list.asp?i_id=130
Deposited By: MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A
ID Code:10212
Deposited On:20 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Commentary on Outside Item:Data from this and later surveys can be found at link below

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