Highlighting a Key Question for the Common Agricultural Policy: Adoption of Agriculture System Types

Sotirios Papadopoulos, Theodoros Markopoulos, Charoula Chousou, Dimitrios Natos, Konstadinos Mattas

Abstract


One of the key questions that concerns policy makers, related to the long term planning of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), is the form of agriculture that farmers intend to follow in the future. In order to highlight that question, a sample of producers from the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace in Greece were surveyed and analyzed in order to identify and assess the factors that influence farmers’ adoption of organic, conventional or integrated agriculture systems. The paper methodologically applies double-valued logistic regressions, one for each form of agriculture, to the selected sample. Results indicate that producers' training and high awareness of CAP
policies are positively correlated with the future adoption of organic farming systems, while the adoption of integrated agriculture depends on producers’ age as well as their positive or negative opinions regarding the conventional agricultural system.

Keywords


Agricultural Policy; Common Agricultural Policy; Organic Agriculture; Integrated Agriculture

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ISSN 1869-6945

 

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