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Economic analysis of certification systems for organic food and farming

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With the ongoing growth of the organic sector and the spread of organic production across the EU, the field of organic certification has become a maze of competing labels and logos, involving different private and public standards, in addition to European law. This diversity reflects the specific conditions for organic operators in countries or regions but can also lead to confusion for both producers and consumers and may create a variety of costs. Reg. (EC) 834/2007 intends a review of the revised regulation by the year 2011. It is imperative to conduct a comprehensive economic analysis of the variety of existing certification systems and their impact on the internal market for organic goods. This project proposes to combine the experience and knowledge of both researchers and SMEs to fulfil the following objectives: analyse the implementation of organic certification systems and estimate all relevant expenditures or transaction costs for different certification systems along the organic food supply chain in various regions of the EU, including a candidate country and Switzerland. It will involve stakeholders. Access to the necessary data has already been agreed with the involved partners or appropriate agencies for all seven study countries. In addition to costs, benefits of certification will be analysed, using data on consumers' recognition, image and willingness to pay for different organic logos and trademarks, with their underlying production standards and certification procedures. The project will consider consumer and certification issues equally. Economic models will be applied to analyse the determinants of costs and benefits, as well as provide recommendations for the development of risk-based certification systems. Finally, recommendations will be drawn for the EU Commission, national competent authorities and private actors in organic food and farming on how to increase effectiveness and efficiency of organic certification.

Wissenschaftliches Gebiet

  • /Sozialwissenschaften/Wirtschaftswissenschaften/Business und Management/Handel
  • /Sozialwissenschaften/Rechtswissenschaften
  • /Agrarwissenschaften/Tier- und Molkereiwissenschaft

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Finanzierungsplan

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Koordinator

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
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Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Deutschland
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 412 242
Kontakt Verwaltung
Hans-Peter Liebig (Prof.)

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FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Schweiz
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5070 Frick
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Research Organisations
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Urs Niggli (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italien
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€ 270 510
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Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Tommaso Leo (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Deutschland
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€ 288 336
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Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Tim Scholze (Mr.)
INSTITUT FUER MARKTOEKOLOGIE
Schweiz
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€ 242 805
Adresse
Weststrasse 51
8570 Weinfelden
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Elisabeth Rüegg (Ms.)
EGE UNIVERSITY
Türkei
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€ 211 290
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Ege Universitesi Kampusu
35100 Izmir
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Bulent Miran (Prof.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Dänemark
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Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Lizzie Melby Jespersen (Ms.)
CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Tschechien
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Kamycka 129 Suchdol
16500 Praha
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Jan Hron (Prof.)
ISTITUTO PER LA CERTIFICAZIONE ETICA ED AMBIENTALE
Italien
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€ 134 008
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Via Brugnoli 15
40122 Bologna
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Other
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Gaetano Paparella (Dr.)
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

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United Kingdom
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€ 49 950,94
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Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Emyr Reynolds (Mr.)
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
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€ 197 335,06
Adresse
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester
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Research Organisations
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Nicolas Lampkin (Dr.)