Consumers' perceptions about food quality attributes and their incidence in argentinean organic choices
AbstractThe objective of this paper is to analyze consumers' perceptions about risk and quality attributes of food consumption; and to evaluate the incidence of these factors when buying organic products in the Argentinean domestic market. Data derives from a food consumption survey on organic and non-organic consumers conducted in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, in April 2005. The Lancaster model (1966) provided the theoretical basis. The results yielded by the estimated logistic model suggest that consumers with higher educational level, who eat healthy food, and consider food control organisms as "inefficient" are more likely to buy organic products. A high percentage of consumers read and trust label information in Argentina. This has interesting policy implications to promote differentiated and high value products, and to reduce information asymmetries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centro de Documentación, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in its series Nülan. Deposited Documents with number 1603.
Date of creation: Jul 2011
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A, 1(3), 2011, pp. 375-385
Consumidores; Percepción; Alimentos Orgánicos; Atributos de Calidad; Argentina;
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- Rodriguez, Elsa M. & Lupin, Beatriz & Lacaze, Maria Victoria, 2006. "Consumers' Perceptions about Food Quality Attributes and Their Incidence in Argentinean Organic Choices," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25791, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
- Rodríguez, Elsa Mirta M. & Lupín, Beatriz & Lacaze, María Victoria, 2006. "Consumers' perceptions about food quality attributes and their incidence in argentinean organic choices," NÃ¼lan. Deposited Documents 1021, Centro de Documentación, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata.
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
- D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
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