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Ist der Ökologische Landbau ein transaktionskosteneffizientes Instrument zur Erreichung von Umweltqualitätszielen?

Tiemann, Silja; Beckmann, Volker; Reuter, Katharina and Hagedorn, Konrad (2005) Ist der Ökologische Landbau ein transaktionskosteneffizientes Instrument zur Erreichung von Umweltqualitätszielen? [Is organic farming a transaction cost efficient instrument to achieve environmental quality targets?] In: Heß, J and Rahmann, G (Eds.) Ende der Nische, Beiträge zur 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, kassel university press GmbH, Kassel.

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This paper presents the results of a transaction cost study on organic farming in the frame of the Federal Organic Farming Programme of Germany (Bundesprogramm Ökologischer Landbau). It investigates the hypothesis that organic farming represents a transaction cost reducing policy option to achieve agri-environmental objectives. It does so by comparing organic farming with a bundle of single measures that achieves nearly similar agri-environmental quality targets. In two case studies (Thuringia and Baden-Wuerttemberg), administration and control costs are measured from the state's and the farmers’ perspective. The study reveals that transaction costs increase with the number of single measures. From the viewpoint of agricultural administration, organic farming proved to be a policy option that saves transaction costs compared to single measures. For the farmers, organic farming loses its transaction cost advantages when the costs for 100-percent controls are taken into account, instead of 5-percent controls as practiced for other agri-environmental measures.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 02OE227, Agrarumweltmaßnahmen, Transaktionskosten, Ökologischer Landbau, Umweltqualitätsziele, Kontrollkosten
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture
Related Links:http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=02OE227, http://www.agrar.hu-berlin.de/wisola/fg/ress/, http://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=02OE227&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen
Deposited By: Tiemann, Silja
ID Code:3641
Deposited On:05 Mar 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:eingestellt am 30.09.2004

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