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Organic Market Initiatives and Rural Development – perspectives and potential

Schmid, Otto; Sanders, Jürn and Midmore, Peter (2005) Organic Market Initiatives and Rural Development – perspectives and potential. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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In the three year project “Organic Marketing Initiatives and Rural Development (OMIaRD)” the analysis of 67 OMIs (Organic Marketing Initiatives) showed that internal business-related factors are generally much more decisive for success than external, context-related factors. The detailed analysis of the impact of OMIs on rural development in four case-study regions (AT, FR, IT, UK) showed that not only are economic factors (e.g. employment effects and capital flow in the region) relevant but “soft” factors are as (or even more) important. However, policy-makers, especially at regional level, need to become more aware of the valuable benefits of OMIs for sustainable rural development and must take this sufficiently into account when enhancing support measures.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:market initiatives, organic agriculture, rural development, Markt, Omiard
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Society > Rural sociology
International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
European Union > Organic Marketing Initiatives OMIaRD
Related Links:http://www.irs.aber.ac.uk/omiard/, https://orgprints.org/view/projects/omiard.html
Deposited By: ISOFAR
ID Code:4326
Deposited On:02 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Mar 2022 15:20
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 – 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. https://orgprints.org/4013/
Distribution: Paper copies may be ordered from FiBL at a cost of 28 Euros plus mailing costs (see FiBL shop at http://www.fibl.org/shop); FiBL order number 1394.
A PDF version is available free of charge for ISOFAR members via the member area of www.isofar.org.

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