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Factors influencing conventional hazelnut farmers to transition to organic production: the case of Türkiye

Meral, H. and Millan, E. ORCID: (2023) Factors influencing conventional hazelnut farmers to transition to organic production: the case of Türkiye. Erwerbs-Obstbau, 65. pp. 1583-1594. ISSN 1439-0302

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This study examined the willingness of conventional hazelnut farmers to transition to organic hazelnut production and identified key factors for stimulating such a shift. Face-to-face interviews based on a structured questionnaire were conducted with Turkish farmers who use conventional methods of hazelnut production. A total of 120 interviews were conducted and subjected to data analysis. Logit analysis revealed that the farmers’ decision to transition to organic farming is significantly influenced by several demographic factors (including farmer’s experience, available family labour, available land for organic farming and sufficiency of tools and equipment) and attitudinal predispositions (holding a positive attitude towards organic agriculture). Findings suggest the need for policy actions to support a more willing acceptance of organic farming practices among conventional hazelnut growers, with anticipated positive effects on both the environment and consumer demand.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:112353
Uncontrolled Keywords:Organic farming; Farmers' attitudes; Sustainable practices; Agri-food policy; Consumer preferences and behaviour


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