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Organic farming: an international history.

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Chapter 7 (Page no: 123)

The organic market.

This chapter presents a brief history of organic food market in Europe. The production, consumption and trade, and the development of marketing channels of organic products are described. The institutional changes in the market, structural developments in the supply chain, and the changing organic food consumer, are discussed. Further, the consumer demographics and motives for purchasing organic food are explored, while the importance of certification and labels in building trust, the importance of origin, barriers to further expansion of the organic market, and the future of the organic market are given.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) What explains the rise of organic farming? Author(s): Lockeretz, W.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) The origins of organic farming. Author(s): Vogt, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Organic values. Author(s): Sligh, M. Cierpka, T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 40) The science of organic farming. Author(s): Stinner, D. H.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 73) The evolution of organic practice. Author(s): Niggli, U.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) The development of governmental support for organic farming in Europe. Author(s): Padel, S. Lampkin, N.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 152) Development of standards for organic farming. Author(s): Schmid, O.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 175) IFOAM and the history of the International Organic Movement. Author(s): Geier, B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 187) The Soil Association. Author(s): Conford, P. Holden, P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 201) Ecological farmers association and the success of Swedish organic agriculture. Author(s): Källander, I.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 217) MAPO and the Argentinian organic movement. Author(s): Foguelman, D.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 225) NASAA and organic agriculture in Australia. Author(s): Wynen, E. Fritz, S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 242) FiBL and organic research in Switzerland. Author(s): Niggli, U.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 253) The organic trade association. Author(s): DiMatteo, K. Gershuny, G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 264) A look towards the future. Author(s): Geier, B. Källander, I. Lampkin, N. Padel, S. Sligh, M. Niggli, U. Vogt, G. Lockeretz, W.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural and Food Marketing, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel, Steinstrasse 19, 37213 Witzenhausen, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9780851998336
  • Record Number
  • 20073257641