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Rückumstellung von ökologischer auf konventionelle Wirtschaftsweise

Sahm, Henriette and Hamm, Ulrich (2013) Rückumstellung von ökologischer auf konventionelle Wirtschaftsweise. Paper at: 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, 5. bis 8. März 2013.

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In spite of the growing market for organic food and a generally growing number of organic farms, there are several farmers who drop out of organic agriculture each year and revert to conventional farming methods. This paper presents an overview of the extent of this phenomenon in Germany and characterizes the reverting farms. For this, statistical data as well as the results from a German wide survey amongst reverted farmers were analysed. The statistical data show that about 3.3% of all organic farms drop out of organic certification each year, which corresponds to 2.7% of the organic acreage. Farmer’s reasons for reversion are manifold and usually a combination of reasons applies in each case. Nevertheless, the data show that economic reasons as well as dissatisfaction with the certification and control procedures play a major role in most cases, whereas problems with production techniques were usually not crucial regarding the decision to revert.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Rückumstellung, Ausstieg aus dem Öko-Landbau
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2013: Scientific Conference Organic Agriculture > Other
Germany > University of Kassel
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Agricultural- and Food Marketing
Related Links:http://www.wissenschaftstagung.de/, https://www.verlag-koester.de/index.php?id=114&tx_fbmagento
Deposited By: Sahm, Henriette
ID Code:21598
Deposited On:09 Sep 2013 12:39
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 15:32
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 12. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
Dr. D. Neuhoff, C. Stumm, S. Ziegler u.a. (Hrsg.)
Beiträge zur 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau
Ideal und Wirklichkeit: Perspektiven ökologischer Landbewirtschaftung
Erscheinungsjahr: 2013
ISBN-13: 9783895748158
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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