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Economic Effects of Organic Production in Finland

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Viitaharju, Leena; Kujala, Susanna and Törmä, Hannu (2017) Economic Effects of Organic Production in Finland. In: Aakkula, Jyrki; Hakala, Kaija; Huhta, Harri; Iivonen, Sari; Jurvanen, Ulla; Kreismane, Dzidra; Land, Anita; Lähdesmäki, Merja; Malingen, Matti; Mikkola, Minna; Nordlund-Othen, Janne; Nuutila, Jaakko; Peetsmann, Elen; Piskonen, Sirpa; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Skulskis, Virgilijus; Tahvonen, Raija; Taskinen, Sirpa; Ullvén, Karin; Wibe, Atle and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) NJF Seminar 495 - 4th organic Conference: Organics for tomorrow's food systems, 19 - 21 June 2017, Mikkeli, Finland, 13 (1), NJF Report, pp. 108-110.

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Summary

Money is usually one of the strongest reasons influencing decision making when choosing between organic and conventional production or usage, both in case of producers and decision makers of municipalities. The results of the survey directed to organic producers in Finland implied that the contribution to profitability of organic farming would be the most effective way to get more farmers to make the decision to convert from conventional to organic production. Naturally there are also many other reasons that affect the decision to make the conversion, for example environmental and health issues. According to the survey targeted to municipalities’ decision makers, municipalities would use more organic products if they had more financial resources in use.
The model calculations showed that the economic impacts of organic production in Finland are already meaningful and the impacts will increase while the share of organic production rises. However, the increase in organic production would lead to minor negative economic effects as the share of conventional production would simultaneously decrease. Nevertheless, it would be useful, for example, to increase the efficiency of organic production so that the conversion from conventional to organic production would be more beneficial to the society from the economic point of view.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:ecenomic effects, organic production
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Assessment of impacts and risks
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Finland
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2017: NJF Seminar 495 - Organics for tomorrow's food systems > 3. Organics in our societies
ISSN:1653-2015
Deposited By: Kujala, Susanna
ID Code:31480
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 09:18
Last Modified:05 Jul 2017 11:19
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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