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Labour and machinery analysis in organic farming

Sørensen, C.G. and Nielsen, V. (2002) Labour and machinery analysis in organic farming. Working paper, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

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Organic farming is generally considered to require more labour than conventional farming, as the assumption is that chemical inputs are substituted by factors like new knowledge, practices and labour. However, the overall effect on labour and machinery usage when carrying out a transition from conventional to organic farming depends in a complex way of the type of production, different farm-specific factors, etc. In order to investigate the labour usage in organic farming as compared with conventional farming an integrated approach involving labour budgeting, labour profiles, labour quality, etc. has to be applied.


EPrint Type:Working paper
Keywords:labour; machinery; modelling
Subjects: Farming Systems > Buildings and machinery
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > III.2 (ECON-ORG) Analyses of the future development of organic farming
Deposited By: Soerensen, Senior Scientist Claus
ID Code:2433
Deposited On:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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