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Farm-Specific Factors Affecting the Choice Between Conventional and Organic Dairy Farming

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  • Gardebroek, Cornelis
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    Organic dairy farming in the Netherlands is a growing sector. This paper investigates the impact of a number of economic and farm-specific variables on the choice between conventional and organic farming. Based on expected utility maximisation, a theoretical framework is developed that explicitly accounts for the impact of non-economics variables like age and education level and unobserved characteristics. The model is estimated with an unbalanced panel of Dutch dairy farms using a random effects probit specification.

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    Paper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain with number 24890.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae02:24890

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    Keywords: organic dairy farming; expected utility maximisation; technology choice; farmspecific variables; random effects probit model; Livestock Production/Industries;

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    1. Tiedemann, Torben & Latacz-Lohmann, Uwe, 2011. "Empirische Analysen zur Produktivitätsentwicklung im ökologischen und konventionellen Landbau," Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, vol. 60(2).
    2. Laure Latruffe & Douadia Bougherara & Jasmin Sainte-Beuve, 2012. "Economic performance in organic farming in France: incentive or disincentive to convert?," Working Papers 210649, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
    3. Heinze, Sanna & Tiedemann, Torben & Vogel, Alexander, 2011. "Ökologischer Landbau In Deutschland - Bestimmungsgründe Für Die Umstellung Und Rückumstellung," 51st Annual Conference, Halle, Germany, September 28-30, 2011 114727, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
    4. Bhuyan, Sanjib & Postel, Michael, 2009. "Determinants of Organic Dairy Farm Profitability: Some Evidence from the Northeast United States," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49934, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    5. Breustedt, Gunnar & Latacz-Lohmann, Uwe & Tiedemann, Torben, 2011. "Organic or conventional? Optimal dairy farming technology under the EU milk quota system and organic subsidies," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 223-229, April.

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