Accessibility navigation

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.

Full text not archived in this repository.

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

Official URL:


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)
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:30707
Additional Information:Full text version available via Related URLs

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation