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Naeslund, Ingrid (2009) Odlingsstrategier på organogena jordar. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract

This study examines how farmers certified by KRAV face proposed regulations on organic soils put forward by KRAV economic association among others, and how they are affected economically. These soils are, from an environmental perspective, interesting as a target for production regulations as they cause greenhouse gas emissions through decomposition of organic material when cultivated. The regulations advocate that organic soils should be grown with pasture where soil cultivation is only allowed every fith year which implies that possible adjustments of cultivation have to be made in order to fulfill the regualtions. Collection of data have been made through a questionnaire sent out to 574 farmers certified by KRAV. The answers have been analysed using a decision making model and statistical findings suggest that proportion of organic soils, type of production, economic conditions and farmers' goals and values have an influence on whether the regulations and potential cultivation adjustments have been considered or not. This implies that farmers who operate their farms as a business and whose income from production on organic soils is significant, have taken a standpoint towards the regulations. As the regulations have not yet been implemented, the outcome of their decision is yet to be seen.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: lantbrukares beslutsfattande, organogena jordar, odlingsstrategier, klimatmärkning
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences > Dept. of Economics
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Depositing User: Ingrid Næslund
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2009
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:17
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/3444

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