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Towards A Comparison Of Chemical-Free And Conventional Farming In Australia

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  • Wynen, Els
  • Edwards, Geoff W.

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The classes of benefits and costs, private and external, arising from a partial movement from conventional to chemical-free farming are considered, a report is provided on a comparison of physical and financial characteristics of chemical-free and conventional cereal/livestock farming in southeastern Australia, a key finding is that private net returns were similar for the two types of farmers, A favourable change in net externalities could be expected from a movement towards chemical-free farming, policy implications relating to the taxation of chemical use in agriculture, and to research, extension and marketing are discussed.

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  • Wynen, Els & Edwards, Geoff W., 1990. "Towards A Comparison Of Chemical-Free And Conventional Farming In Australia," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 34(01), April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:22502
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    1. Wood, Richard & Lenzen, Manfred & Dey, Christopher & Lundie, Sven, 2006. "A comparative study of some environmental impacts of conventional and organic farming in Australia," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 89(2-3), pages 324-348, September.

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