Economic feasibility of organic farms and risk management strategies

Medina, F. and Iglesias Picazo, Ana (2008). Economic feasibility of organic farms and risk management strategies. In: "XII Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economics", 26/08/2008-29/08/2008, Gante, Bélgica.

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Title: Economic feasibility of organic farms and risk management strategies
Author/s:
  • Medina, F.
  • Iglesias Picazo, Ana
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: XII Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economics
Event Dates: 26/08/2008-29/08/2008
Event Location: Gante, Bélgica
Title of Book: Proceedings of XII Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economics
Date: 2008
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Organic farmers must face different risks than conventional farmers Due to the special features of management of their productive system, and due to the specific characteristics of their cultivations. This study analyses the specific risks that organic farmers must manage as well as the different strategies that there are developing nowadays. Even if the Spanish farmers rely on the insurance system to manage their risks, today organic farmers do not have specific insurance products to manage them. The methodology and results presented in this study include a risk analysis carried out by evaluating statistical, probabilistic, and stochastic properties of the organic production data. We evaluate and discuss the aspects of our study that relate to other international studies. Productions considered in this research are olives, vineyard and cereals. Specific risk management strategies developed by organic farmers – in contrast with conventional farmers – have been identified and quantified, showing the different attitudes based on their risk perception and the potential vulnerability of their farms. Agricultural insurance tool for organic farmers in Spain has been studied and analyzed as an important risk management

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Item ID: 4505
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4505/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4505
Official URL: http://www.eaae.org
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Oct 2010 08:01
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:42
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