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The need for a long-term strategy for data collection on organic markets

Hamm, Prof. Dr. Ulrich and Zanoli, Prof. Dr. Raffaele (2006) The need for a long-term strategy for data collection on organic markets. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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In times when public expenditures are being decreased in nearly all European countries it is hard to argue that there is a need for additional sta-tistics about a small and so-called niche market. However, additional statistical information can also help to save public expenditures. Through an im-provement of statistical market data policy makers and market actors receive a better grounded basis for their decisions affecting organic markets so that mis-investments of public and private money can be avoided. Results of such misinvestments are e.g. reconversions of organic farms to conventional agriculture in many European countries. Nearly all of these farms have received governmental support for a conversion to organic agriculture beforehand. A long-term strategy to improve coordination and enhance current data availability and quality is envisaged.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: European Union > EISfOM
Italy > Univ. Politecnica delle Marche (prev. Univ. Ancona)
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 1: Research in sustainable systems
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Agricultural- and Food Marketing
Deposited By: Hamm, Prof. Dr. Ulrich
ID Code:7140
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:28 Jun 2010 10:25
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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