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The Impacts Of Organic Certification On Dairy Farm Performance In Europe - A Latent Class Counterfactual Analysis

Grovermann, Christian; Quiedeville, Sylvain; Stolze, Matthias; Leiber, Florian and Moakes, Simon (2021) The Impacts Of Organic Certification On Dairy Farm Performance In Europe - A Latent Class Counterfactual Analysis. Paper at: Organic World Congress 2021, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB, Rennes, France, 8 - 10 September, 2021. [Completed]

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Summary

Based on a large dataset of European dairy farms and systematic counterfactual analysis, the present study aims at quantifying the economic impacts of organic certification. Gross margins and efficiency are used as key outcome variables in the analysis. Four distinct classes regroup farms which are more similar in terms of their technological choice. These are not determined a priori, but are defined through a statistical class splitting model. For the estimation of treatment effects, an endogenous treatment model is consequently used. Results suggest that organic certification makes economic sense for dairy farmers in Europe. On the basis of this model, certification effects across classes range between 38% and more than 140% in terms of profitability gains, and 0% and 5% in terms of efficiency gains.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Certification, Efficiency, Gross margin, Impact evaluation
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Farming Systems
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Society > Agri-food policy
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Quality assurance > Certification
International Conferences > 2021: Organic World Congress, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB > Transitioning towards organic and sustainable food system
Deposited By: rey, m. frederic
ID Code:42306
Deposited On:07 Sep 2021 13:12
Last Modified:13 Sep 2021 10:10
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:A book of abstracts of papers of the Science Forum at the Organic World Congress 2021, September 8-10, Online and on-site in Rennes, France '6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB' has been published

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