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Economics Evaluation of Apple Production Systems

Bravin, Esther; Mencarelli Hofmann, Daniel; Kockerols, Katharina and Weibel, Franco (2010) Economics Evaluation of Apple Production Systems. Acta Hort., 873, pp. 219-226.

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With economic indicators from the full cost account and the cash flow statement it is possible to identify the return-risk profile for the organic and the integrated apple production in Switzerland. The full cost account and the cash-flow time line are composed with the managerial-economical software-tool Arbokost. Due to higher (more than 100%) prices in the organic production, growing organic satisfies more return-oriented producers than growing certified integrated. However, the higher return in the organic production is bound to a higher risk. With the certified integrated production (IFP), return and risk are lower.
‘Arbokost’ is an economic farm management software tool for fruit growers. Per orchard it reflects a full cost account, the cash flows collected during 15 years, the earned income for each year and other different key data which are important for certified integrated and organic apple production in Switzerland. Also, the cost differences between Swiss organic and certified integrated apple production can be calculated.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:full cost account, cash flow, organic, apple production, return-risk profile, comparison organic conventional, integrated production system,sustainability assessment, Anbautechnik Pflanzenbau, Bioobstbau
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Special crops > Fruit
Deposited By: Weibel, Franco
ID Code:17811
Deposited On:11 Oct 2010 11:41
Last Modified:22 May 2020 13:18
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Proc. Organic Fruit Conference

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