IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/eaae08/44463.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Assessment of sustainability in organic and conventional farms in Tunisia: The case of olive-growing farms in the region of Sfax

Author

Listed:
  • Laajimi, Abderraouf
  • Ben Nasr, J.
  • Guesmi, Anis

Abstract

This research has been carried out to study the sustainability of the Tunisian olive-growing farms and to compare the sustainability level of organic with conventional farms. A survey was conducted with 62 olive growers in the region of Sfax in Tunisia. First, a diagnosis of the situation of the farms was undertaken comparing between organic and conventional farms. Second, an empirical analysis was achieved to asses the sustainability of organic farms versus conventional farms following the French “IDEA” method developed by Vilain [1] 1. The “IDEA” indicators showed a greater ranking for the organic farms. The analysis indicated the sustainability of organic farming on the three scales adopted; ecological scale, through the soil fertility and reduction of pollution, socio-territorial scale through employment creation, reinforcement of the spirit of collective work and the products quality, and finally on the economic scale by enhancing profitability, responding to demand and prices allowing organic farming adopters to reach better incomes.

Suggested Citation

  • Laajimi, Abderraouf & Ben Nasr, J. & Guesmi, Anis, 2008. "Assessment of sustainability in organic and conventional farms in Tunisia: The case of olive-growing farms in the region of Sfax," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44463, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44463
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/44463
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    sustainability; organic farming; Tunisia; Environmental Economics and Policy;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44463. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/eaaeeea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.