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Organic farm incomes in England and Wales 2013/14

Moakes, Simon; Lampkin, Nicolas and Gerrard, Catherine L (2015) Organic farm incomes in England and Wales 2013/14. Aberystwyth University and Organic Research Centre, Aberystwyth and Newbury.

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This report presents results of research on the financial performance of organic farms in the 2013/14 financial year (with 2012/13 data for reference). This research, partly funded through the Welsh Government, continues on from the Defra funded project; OF0373 and previous work on the economics of organic farming carried out at Aberystwyth University (Projects OF0190, covering 1995/96 to 1998/99 and OF0189, covering 1999/00 to 2004/05).
In 2013/14 the profitability (Farm Business Income) of most organic farm types was similar to that of comparable conventional farms, confirmed by no statistically significant t-test results, except for some year to year changes within farm types. Although organic farms received greater agri-environment payments per hectare than conventional holdings, the majority of their income originates from livestock and cropping outputs, but a high level of support payments compared to total income is found for both organic and conventional cattle and sheep holdings.

EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:farm income, statistics,
Agrovoc keywords:
Farm income
Organic agriculture
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Surveys and statistics
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC)
Related Links:https://orgprints.org/21018/, https://orgprints.org/25016/
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:29475
Deposited On:22 Nov 2015 18:06
Last Modified:22 Nov 2015 18:06
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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