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Factors Influencing Partial and Complete Adoption of Organic Farming Practices in Saskatchewan, Canada
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
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2010 (English)In: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics-Revue Canadienne D'Agroeconomie, ISSN 0008-3976, E-ISSN 1744-7976, Vol. 58, no 1, 37-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Using a sample of organic producers in Saskatchewan, Canada, this study uses a Tobit model to identify the factors that discourage or encourage the complete adoption of organic farming and to assess why farmers differ in the share of total cultivated crop area they allocate to organic practices. In particular, the study evaluates the effect of transaction costs on the decision to convert partially or completely from conventional to organic practices. The results highlight the importance of lowering certain transaction costs to encourage the adoption of organic management practices. Significant transaction costs were found to include infrastructure and services, satisfaction with marketer performance, marketing problems, and Internet use. Results suggest that farmers with smaller land holdings are more inclined to undertake complete adoption. While the education levels of organic farmers show no significant effect on the probability of adoption, younger organic farmers allocate significantly less of their cultivated area to organic practices.

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2010. Vol. 58, no 1, 37-56 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52165DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.2009.01172.xISI: 000274155400004OAI: diva2:391740
authorCount :5Available from: 2011-01-25 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2011-01-25Bibliographically approved

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