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Governing Agricultural Policy

Does Neighborhood Matter? A Micro-level Spatial Analysis of the Entry and Exit from Organic Farming Program in Southern Sweden

Organic farming is marketed as an approach that can benefit the health of ecosystem, animal welfare, food quality and health, and the sustainable resource use.  With the increasing awareness of biodiversity conservation, organic production is attracting significant policy attention.  We examine the role of spatial and neighborhood factors on the uptake of organic farming using a micro spatial parcel data and detailed measures of spatial factors. 

Contact: Xiangping Liu

Involved researchers: Henrik Smith, Thomas Sterner, Martin Stjernman, Ola Olsson