The Impact of Organic Farming on the Rural Economy in England [Final Report to DEFRA]

Lobley, Matt, Reed, Matt ORCID: 0000-0003-1105-9625, Butler, Allan, Courtney, Paul ORCID: 0000-0002-5683-8502 and Warren, Martyn (2005) The Impact of Organic Farming on the Rural Economy in England [Final Report to DEFRA]. Technical Report. Centre for Rural Research, University of Exeter, Exeter.

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The research reported here has sought to explore the hypothesis set out in the original research brief that organic farming provides an additional benefit to the rural economy over and above that of conventional agriculture, defined for the purposes of this project as 'non-organic'. The approach adopted involved tracing the socio-economic footprint of a range of farm business types. The concept of the socio-economic footprint represents a development of earlier research (Errington and Courtney 2000) tracing the economic footprints of small towns. In contrast to conventional economic analysis, the research focused on examining the socio-economic linkages associated with different types of farming such as sales and purchasing patterns but also evidence of social connectivity and embeddedness.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: The information is licensed under the Open Government Licence.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organic farming, Rural economy, Food production, Farm environment, England
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Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Eleanor Hawketts
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2015 14:22
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:32

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