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Factors Affecting the Profitability of Organic Farms


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Fowler, Sue (1999) Factors Affecting the Profitability of Organic Farms. Elm Farm Research Centre Bulletin. (46).

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Whole farm data of 26 farms (1995/96 and 1996/97) and some enterprise gross margin data (including some 1997/98 data) for organic farms of six different types (arable, mixed, dairy, lowland sheep and cattle, upland sheep and cattle, horticulture) were analysed. Using Occupiers Net Income per hectare as a measure of profitability, the effects of a range of variables are described. Research recommendations for the MAFF R&D programme were identified

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:profitability, gross margins, arable, dairy, sheep, cattle
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:10846
Deposited On:19 Jun 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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