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Organic farming in Latvia: development and economics

Melece, Ligita; Prauliņš, Artūrs and Popluga, Dina (2009) Organic farming in Latvia: development and economics. ŽEMĖS ŪKIO MOKSLAI, T.16, pp. 148-156.



Organic agriculture plays an important role in the sustainable and environment-friendly agricultural production. The authors paper analyse the development and economic is¬sues of organic farming in Latvia. The primary information on organic farming in Latvia regarding the trends, the number of farms and land use, support payments as well as a short description of the structure of organic farming are provided. The influence of Latvia’s accession to the European Union on the organic farming development is assessed. The results of an analysis of the economic performance (net value added) of organic farms and a comparison with conventional farming are presented.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: Latvia
Deposited By: Grinberga Zalite, Ms Gunta
ID Code:18688
Deposited On:26 Mar 2012 08:26
Last Modified:26 Mar 2012 08:27
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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