Organic Agriculture

Sustainability, Markets and Policies

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The economic performance of organic farms is mixed, with considerable variation in the yields achieved and the premiums received for products within and across OECD countries. This publication reveals that organic agriculture is disadvantaged by current agricultural support policies, and the proliferation of standards and labels has sometimes confused consumers and impeded trade. A key policy challenge is to ensure that both the positive and negative externalities of different agricultural production systems are taken into account.


Labelling, Standards and Regulations

The role of government standards and market facilitation; The impact of consumer standards and market facilitation in Korea; Organic agriculture and national legislation in Turkey; Organic agriculture in Japon: development of a labelling scheme and production policies; Organic farming in Poland: past, present and future perspectives...


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