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Poster: Dropping organic certification - effects on organic farming in Norway

By Matthias Koesling, Anne-Kristin Løes, Ola Flaten and Gudbrand Lien


Numerous studies have examined organic farmers’ characteristics, motives, attitudes and barriers related to the conversion from conventional to organic farming. Recent studies have also discussed the perceived problems and reasons stated by organic farmers for opting out of certified production. In Norway, farmers’ reasons for opting out of certified organic farming have so far just been explored on a regional level or limited to one production; most such analyses have not been published internationally. E.g., it has not been explored if the farmers in question return to conventional practices or exit farming altogether

Topics: Policy environments and social economy, Values, standards and certification, Social aspects
Publisher: IFOAM
Year: 2008
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Provided by: Organic Eprints

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