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Adoption of certified organic production: evidence from Mexico

Hattam, C. and Holloway, G. (2005) Adoption of certified organic production: evidence from Mexico. In: International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture “Researching Sustainable Systems”, 21-23 September 2005, Adelaide, Australia.

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Abstract/Summary

Adoption of organic production and subsequent entry into the organic market is examined using Mexican avocado producers as a case study. Probit analysis of a sample of 183 small-scale (<15ha) producers from Michoacán suggests that adoption is positively influenced by management and economic factors (e.g. production costs per hectare and making inputs), but also by social factors (e.g. membership of a producers’ association). Experience in agriculture has a significant but negative effect. Effective policy design must be therefore be aware of both the economic and social complexities surrounding adoption decisions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:30707
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