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The Impact of Organic Farming on the Rural Economy in England

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  • Lobley, Matt
  • Reed, Matthew J.
  • Butler, Allan J.
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    This research report seeks to explore the hypothesis that organic farming provides an additional benefit to the rural economy over and above that of conventional agriculture, defined for the purposes of this project as "non-organic". The approach adopted involved tracing the socio-economic footprint of a range of farm business types. The concept of the socio-economic footprint represents a development of earlier research (Errington and Courtney 2000) tracing the economic footprints of small towns. In contrast to conventional economic analysis, the research focused on examining the socio-economic linkages associated with different types of farming such as sales and purchasing patterns but also evidence of social connectivity and embeddedness.

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    Paper provided by University of Exeter, Centre for Rural Policy Research in its series Research Reports with number 31747.

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    Date of creation: 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:uexrrr:31747

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    Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban Development; Farm Management;

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    1. Rigby, Dan & Young, Trevor & Burton, Michael, 2001. "The development of and prospects for organic farming in the UK," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(6), pages 599-613, December.
    2. Paul Courtney, Andrew Errington, 2000. "The Role of Small Towns in the Local Economy and Some Implications for Development Policy," Local Economy, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 15(4), pages 280-301, November.
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    Cited by:
    1. Reed, Matt, 2009. "For whom? - The governance of organic food and farming in the UK," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 280-286, June.
    2. Sharma, Harsh, 2011. "Green jobs and decent work: An agenda for sustainable agriculture in India," IAMO Forum 2011: Will the "BRICs Decade" Continue? – Prospects for Trade and Growth 4, Leib­niz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO).

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