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Factors explaining farmers’ behaviours and intentions about agricultural methods of production. Organic vs. conventional comparison

Canavari, Prof. Maurizio; Cantore, Dr. Nicola and Lombardi, Dr. Pamela (2008) Factors explaining farmers’ behaviours and intentions about agricultural methods of production. Organic vs. conventional comparison. Poster at: Cultivating the Future Based on Science: 2nd Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR, Modena, Italy, June 18-20, 2008.

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We investigate the factors explaining behaviours and attitudes of farmers towards organic practices. Among a wide set of motivational, economic and environmental variables, we focus on those factors related to ethnocentrism of farmers and the importance of local origin labels. We find that ethnocentrism cannot explain neither the present status of farmers (organic vs. conventional) nor their future intentions about the adoption of agricultural methods of production. However, the absence of local origin labels is significantly affecting the choice of conventional farmers who do not convert to organic farming.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Organic farming, ethnocentrism, local origin.
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: Research Track / ISOFAR > 1.2 Consumers - Product Quality - Farming Practices
International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: Research Track / ISOFAR
Deposited By: Cantore, Nicola
ID Code:12577
Deposited On:23 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is published in the conference proceedings:
Neuhoff, Daniel; Halberg, Niels; Alfldi, Thomas; Lockeretz, William; Thommen, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Hermansen, John; Vaarst, Mette; Lck, Lorna; Carporali, Fabio; Jensen, Henning Hgh; Migliorini, Paola and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2008) .Cultivating the Future Based on Science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Consorzio ModenaBio, 18 . 20 June 2008 in Modena, Italy.. International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o IOL, DE-Bonn, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick. http://orgprints.org/13672 and http://orgprints.org/13674

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