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The Effects of Interventions Targeting Increased Organic Seed Use - The Cases of Perennial Ryegrass in England and Durum Wheat in Italy

Winter, Eva; Grovermann, Christian; Orsini, Stefano; Solfanelli, Francesco and Aurbacher, Joachim (2021) The Effects of Interventions Targeting Increased Organic Seed Use - The Cases of Perennial Ryegrass in England and Durum Wheat in Italy. Sustainability, 13 (23), p. 13326.

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Summary

To meet policy goals targeting increasing the share of organic agriculture, an organic seed needs to be provided. Currently, this is far from being the case. This study investigates two cases of important crop country combinations in organic agriculture, namely perennial ryegrass in South-West England and durum wheat in Italy. A novel multi-agent value chain approach was developed to assess public and private-sector interventions aiming at increasing organic seed use. Phasing out of derogations for non-organic seed comes with 2–7% gross margin losses at the farm level. Seed producers and breeders profit by 9–24%. Mitigating measures can be subsidies of 28 €/ha or price premiums of 12 €/ton at the farm gate for durum wheat, in the case of durum wheat in Italy, and subsidies of 13 €/ha or price premiums of 70 €/ton for lamb meat, in the case of perennial ryegrass in England. Further mitigating measures are the promotion of farm-saved durum wheat seed and investments in breeding for better nitrogen efficiency in organic perennial ryegrass seed production


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:organic seed, value chain analysis, agent-based modelling, policies, farm to fork strategy, Abacus, FiBL2006404
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
seed
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6927
English
value chain analysis
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_c639de44
English
policies
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6062
English
breeding
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_49902
English
genetics
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3222
Subjects: Values, standards and certification
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Seeds and breeding
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
DOI:10.3390/su132313326
Deposited By: Ferrari, Leone
ID Code:42906
Deposited On:09 Dec 2021 09:34
Last Modified:18 Jan 2022 16:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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