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Economics, Policy, and Organic Agriculture

Ingemann, Jan Holm (2009) Economics, Policy, and Organic Agriculture. ICROFS News, May 2009, 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:Newspaper or magazine article
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > COP - Public policies and demand for organic food
Deposited By: Ingemann, Jan Holm
ID Code:16074
Deposited On:08 Sep 2009 12:57
Last Modified:23 May 2013 11:45
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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