Are Organic Growers Satisfied with the Certification System? A Causal Analysis of Farmers’ Perceptions in Chile

This study addresses farmer satisfaction with organic certification and its determinants. The findings show that the majority of the interviewees are satisfied with the certification system. Furthermore, the perceived benefit in terms of farm income is the most important factor determining satisfaction, suggesting a need to improve communication of other potential benefits such as market access. The perceived bureaucracy associated with organic certification negatively affects farmers’ expectations, indicating that the simplification of the certification process and harmonisation of organic standards should be considered in the political debate. Surprisingly, the perceived reliability of organic certification has no significant effect on satisfaction. This study discusses market and policy implications.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Nov 01 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/138322
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Issue 4
Page range:
115-136
Total Pages:
22
JEL Codes:
Q01; Q18
Note:
The Ifamr is published quarterly by IFAMA. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 15
Issue 4




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