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Analysing Interventions in the Seed and Breeding System for Organic Carrot Seed Use in Germany - a Multi-Agent Value Chain Approach

Winter, Eva; Grovermann, Christian; Messmer, Monika M. and Aurbacher, Joachim (2021) Analysing Interventions in the Seed and Breeding System for Organic Carrot Seed Use in Germany - a Multi-Agent Value Chain Approach. In: International Conference of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), 2021 Conference, August 17-31, 2021.

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Summary

According to the EU organic regulation, organically multiplied seed should be used in organic farming. Due to organic seed shortage, derogations to use non-organic seed can be obtained.
By 2036 the EU plans to phase out these derogations and achieve 100% organic seed for the sector. In order to identify measures to smooth this transition, we developed an ex-ante multi-agent value chain approach based on mathematical programming to evaluate potential strategies to boost the organic seed and breeding sector. We selected the case of organic carrots for the fresh market in Germany for its importance in the organic sector in Germany and in the EU as a whole. The identified measures at seed multiplication level are either a subsidy of at least 50 €/Mio organic seed production or an investment in pest control of organic carrots for seed production. Additionally, a subsidy of 150 to 500 €/ha organic carrot production or a price premium of 5 to 10 €/t organic carrots for the use of organic carrot seed at farm level would be advisable according to our estimations.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:simulation, mathematical programming, agent based modelling, seed and breeding, value chain, organic seed, ex-ante policy evaluation, Abacus, FiBL2006404
Agrovoc keywords:
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URI
English
simulation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5209
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breeding
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_49902
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seed
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6927
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value chains
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2cbe5456
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Society > Economics & market
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Seeds and breeding
DOI:10.22004/ag.econ.314959
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:43189
Deposited On:06 Jan 2022 14:12
Last Modified:18 Jan 2022 14:50
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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