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Cost-benefit and Acceptance Analysis of Alternative Nematode Control Practices on Organic Dairy Goat Farms: A Case Study in France

Quiédeville, Sylvain; Hoste, Hervé; Le Frileux, Yves; Athanasiadou, Spiridoula; Werne, Steffen and Moakes, Simon (2020) Cost-benefit and Acceptance Analysis of Alternative Nematode Control Practices on Organic Dairy Goat Farms: A Case Study in France. Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 35 (2), pp. 1-31.

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Online at: http://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol35/iss2/6


This article assesses the costs, benefits, and acceptance of alternative control practices of Gastro-Intestinal Nematodes (GIN) for a typical organic dairy goat farm in France. A participatory Structured-Decision-Making (SDM) framework was used to guide focus group discussions, with an economic farm model and the Rogers and planned behavior theories used within the SDM framework. The study showed that the implementation of alternative GIN control practices can be economically profitable. An increased gross margin of €41 per dairy goat was calculated, which was mainly due to a decrease in the milk withdrawal cost. The simplicity to use or implement the alternative practices and the experience level of the farmers seem to play a positive role in adoption of the alternative practices consisting of more targeted and strategic treatments. The novel information presented in this article contributes towards facilitating the adoption of suitable alternative approaches for parasite control.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishcost benefit analysishttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1919
Englishnematodes -> Nematodahttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5112
Englishorganic farming -> organic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Englishsocial aspects -> sociologyhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7142
Subjects: Farming Systems
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
France > ENVT - Ecole nationale vétérinaire de Toulouse
France > IDELE - Institut de l’élevage
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
UK > Scottish Rural Colleges (SRUC - previously SAC)
Deposited By: Quiédeville, Dr. Sylvain
ID Code:38739
Deposited On:27 Dec 2020 15:50
Last Modified:18 Jan 2021 15:02
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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