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Measurable Impacts of the “Principles of Organic Agriculture”; Survey of a Vietnamese Organic PGS

Whitney, Cory W.; den Braber, Koen; Từ Tuyết, Nhung and Thorndal Jørgensen, Søren (2014) Measurable Impacts of the “Principles of Organic Agriculture”; Survey of a Vietnamese Organic PGS. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy , U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 4, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 1191-1194.

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In a farmers' survey within Organic Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) in Soc Son Hanoi, Vietnam farmers indicated that they feel there is room for improvement, but that they are largely satisfied with the management schemes and farming systems. They gave a high score for questions related to the principles; health 74%, ecology 79%, fairness 68%, and care 71%. These results are outlined and the case is made that the organic principles are measurable and comparable. It is further argued that with a quantifiable measurement of the functioning of organic systems from the farmer we may find more ways to promote and help shape the future of the movement according to the principles.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Farming Systems > Social aspects
Research affiliation: Denmark
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
International Projects > Other funders
Deposited By: Whitney, Dr. Cory William
ID Code:23090
Deposited On:15 Oct 2014 13:42
Last Modified:15 Oct 2014 13:42
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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