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Consumers' perceptions about food quality attributes and their incidence in argentinean organic choices

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  • Rodríguez, Elsa Mirta M.
  • Lupín, Beatriz
  • Lacaze, María Victoria

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The 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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  • Rodríguez, Elsa Mirta M. & Lupín, Beatriz & Lacaze, María Victoria, 2011. "Consumers' perceptions about food quality attributes and their incidence in argentinean organic choices," Nülan. Deposited Documents 1603, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Centro de Documentación.
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    1. Schott, Lenna & Bernard, John, 2015. "Comparing Consumer's WIllingness to Pay for Conventional, Non-Certified Organic and Organic Milk from Small and Large Farms," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 46(3), November.
    2. Rodriguez, Elsa M. & Lacaze, Maria Victoria & Lupin, Beatriz, 2008. "Contingent Valuation of Consumers’ Willingness-to-Pay for Organic Food in Argentina," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 43947, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Lupín, Beatriz & Lacaze, María Victoria & Rodríguez, Elsa Mirta M., 2007. "Las percepciones de riesgo de los consumidores en alimentos lácteos: aplicación de una regresión logística ordinal," Nülan. Deposited Documents 1287, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Centro de Documentación.

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    Keywords

    Percepción del Consumidor; Alimentos Orgánicos; Atributos de Calidad; Argentina;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior

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