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Economics, Policy, and Organic Agriculture

Ingemann, Jan Holm (2009) Economics, Policy, and Organic Agriculture. ICROFS News, 2009 (2), pp. 11-12.

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Is organic agriculture so special that special social theories and methods are needed? The article investigates the question in two steps: First, the article address the question whether agriculture is special. Second, whether organic agriculture is special. It is concluded that from an economic point of view new research suggests that the organic sector can only be conceptualized and understood in the general social context. If the sector is analyzed as independent of general social context, it will lead to insufficient, and in worst case wrong, understandings and subsequently inadequate policy recommendations.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010)
Deposited By: Ingemann, Jan Holm
ID Code:16073
Deposited On:22 Sep 2009 07:50
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:39
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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