ADOPTION OF CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCTION : EVIDENCE FROM MEXICO

@inproceedings{Hattam2006ADOPTIONOC,
  title={ADOPTION OF CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCTION : EVIDENCE FROM MEXICO},
  author={Caroline E. Hattam and Garth John Holloway},
  year={2006}
}
Adoption of organic production and subsequent entry into the organic market is examined using Mexican avocado producers as a case study. Probit analysis of a sample of 183 small-scale (<15ha) producers from Michoacán suggests that adoption is positively influenced by management and economic factors (e.g. production costs per hectare and making inputs), but also by social factors (e.g. membership of a producers’ association). Experience in agriculture has a significant but negative effect… CONTINUE READING

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