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Improving organic market data collection by using the supply balance sheet approach


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Hamm, Prof. Dr. Ulrich and Zakowska-Biemans, Dr. Sylwia (2006) Improving organic market data collection by using the supply balance sheet approach. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Analyses of national markets for organic agricultural products are constrained by the lack of official statistics on production, consumption or international trade in any European country. As a result there are several, often very contradictory and inconsistent estimations on the amount of the organic production or consumption in the EU or even in individual EU countries. The main sources for market data estima-tions are surveys with market actors and sometimes extrapolations of household or retailer panel studies. One possibility to reduce the problem of inconsistent market data for a geographical region is to use the method of supply balance sheets (SBS). By using SBS which compare the resources and uses of a product, it is easier to detect inconsistencies between produc-tion, consumption or foreign trade data. Additional quality checks can support the identification of inconsistencies between organic and conventional market data.

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: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 12: Measuring the trends
Deposited By: Hamm, Prof. Dr. Ulrich
ID Code:7148
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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