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An integrated analysis of scale effects in alternative agricultural systems

Firth, C; Philipps, L; Stagl, S; Benton, T; Brown, K; Buton, R; Carver, S; Davies, B; Gibbon, D; Godwin, R; Kunin, B; Rigiby, D; Sait, S and Schmutz, U (2006) An integrated analysis of scale effects in alternative agricultural systems. 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. 195-198.

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Summary

The impacts associated with alternative methods of agricultural production, and the factors that drive their adoption, are critically dependent on the scale at which they are applied. Using organic farming as a case study, this project operating from 2006–2009 in the UK, will undertake an integrated assessment of scale effects by studying matched sets of farms situated in landscapes with high and low concentrations of organic farming. Clusters of organic and conventional farms to work with have been identified in the South West and Midlands region of England.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Organic, soils, water, biodiversity, farm economics, socio-economics, scale
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: UK > Garden Organic (HDRA)
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Other organizations
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
Deposited By: MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A
ID Code:10222
Deposited On:20 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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