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Determinants of Spatial Distribution of Organic Farming in Germany

Bichler, Barbara; Haering, Anna Maria; Dabbert, Stephan and Lippert, Christian (2005) Determinants of Spatial Distribution of Organic Farming in Germany. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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The share of organically managed land is spread unevenly throughout Germany and shows pronounced regional concentrations. The spatial distribution of organic farming is assumed to be influenced by several factors. Location factors of farms are regionally different and thus may influence the spatial distribution of organic farming. Agglomeration effects and therefore spatial dependence are also considered important in determining spatial distribution.
These factors with a potential influence on the spatial distribution of organic farming can be divided into four categories: natural factors, farm-structure factors, socio-economic factors and political factors. Their possible influence on the spatial distribution of organic farming is analysed by several statistical methods: ordinary least squares regression model, spatial autoregressive models, analysis of variance and Spearman correlation. Of the analysed factors, spatial contiguity has the strongest influence on the spatial distribution of organic farming (indicating relevant agglomeration effects).

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic Farming, Spatial Distribution, Spatial Autocorrelation, Location Factors, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 02OE469
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
"Organics" in general > Country reports > Germany
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Economics > Marktentwicklung
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/4013/, http://www.isofar.org/adelaide2005, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html, http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://www.bundesprogramm.de/fkz=02OE469, http://orgprints.org/perl/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=02OE469&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4319
Deposited On:03 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 – 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. http://orgprints.org/4013/
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