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Sustainability strategies for organic food and farming

Kahiluoto, Helena (2005) Sustainability strategies for organic food and farming. In: Ullvén, Karin and Alm, Jessica (Eds.) Att navigera i en ny tid, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Centrum för uthålligt lantbruk, pp. 39-42.

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Local organic food should be an accessible alternative, both concerning availability and price, for a citizen-consumer influencing through food choices, and for the rural poor. This sets a challenge to the politicians, as also addressed in the European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming. Its is based on two pillars - consumer markets and public goods, and conclusively on two payers. The society pays through allocation of subsidizes and taxes as well as through legislation, which regulate the price relations. The economic interventions by society increase the equity and access to food in comparison to a price premium.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic products, local food, markets, consumers, society
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research > Ecological Production
Related Links:http://www.cul.slu.se/information/publik/konfrapport2005.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:6419
Deposited On:25 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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