Organic Food

Consumers' Choices and Farmers' Opportunities

Editors: Canavari, Maurizio, Olson, Kent D. (Eds.)

  • Considers a wide range of specific situations and industries in the agri-food sector, both in Italy and in the United States
  • Discusses both opportunities for farmers and the choices for customers
  • Shows how agricultural economists perform analyses dealing with organic produce at different points in the supply chain
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Consumers’ attention to food safety issues and environmental issues has increased overwhelmingly in recent decades because of their increased concern about their own health, the environment’s health, and the crises and emergencies reported worldwide. Once the only option, organic agriculture has always been a production option followed by at least a few farmers all over the world. These farmers were prompted by ethical and environmental motivations, as well as by committed consumers who supported organic agriculture thanks to a separate but fairly elitist distribution channel. Organic food now has become a viable alternative for an increasing number of consumers that are worried about the presence of chemicals residues and the negative consequences on the environment caused by intensive production methods. Many farmers also now see organic farming as a way to stabilize or even increase their income due to public policy support and growing market demand.

Organic Food: Consumers' Choices and Farmers' Opportunities gives an overview of the organic sector, both in Italy and in the United States, and demonstrates how agricultural economists are performing analyses dealing with organic produce on different points in the supply chain. It deals with economic issues raised by organic farming and takes into account both the consumer's needs and the managerial and budget constraints experienced by the farmers. Also farm management methodologies and marketing analyses are used with specific research topics involving several industries in the agri-food sector.

 

About the Editors:

Maurizio Canavari is an Associate Professor in the University of Bologna’s Department of Agrarian Economy and Engineering.

Kent D. Olson is a Professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Applied Economics.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • From Niche to Market: The Growth of Organic Business in Italy

    Edi Defrancesco, Luca Rossetto

    Pages 3-16

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  • An Overview of Organic Agriculture in the United States

    Catherine Greene

    Pages 17-28

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  • A Comparative Profitability Analysis of Organic and Conventional Farms in Emilia-Romagna and in Minnesota

    Maurizio Canavari, Rino Ghelfi, Kent D. Olson, et al.

    Pages 31-45

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  • Profitability of Organic Cropping Systems in Southwestern Minnesota

    Paul R. Mahoney, Kent D. Olson, Paul M. Porter, et al.

    Pages 65-81

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  • Marketing Strategies for Organic Wine Growers in the Veneto Region

    Luca Rossetto

    Pages 93-111

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Hardcover 176,79 €
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Softcover 176,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organic Food
Book Subtitle
Consumers' Choices and Farmers' Opportunities
Editors
  • Maurizio Canavari
  • Kent D. Olson
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-39582-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-39582-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-39581-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2289-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations
Topics