Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 6531
Submitting Entity Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Submitted for Seventh Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 7)
Main Information
Title Market Creation: Organic Farming in the Netherlands
Description This 2001 OECD paper examines the development of organic farmng in the Netherlands. Organic agriculture showed a strong growth in recent years (annual growth up to 25%) and it is expected that its economic significance will increase sharply. There is a steady increase in the number of farms that are switching to organic agriculture and in the average size of the organic farms. However, some types of farms are expanding rapidly but other sectors are expanding extremely slowly. The difficulties associated with market creation depend on the relationship patterns linking producers, processors, trade and customers. In organic agriculture this is a network/chain pattern which involves specific difficulties to be solved by specific measures. Farmers, the processing sector, retail trade, international trade and consumers have specific problems in the market creation of organic agriculture and therefore need specific and focused measures to promote the process of market creation.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-oecd-06-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors T.M. van Bellegem and A. Eijis, of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning T.M. van Bellegem and A. Eijis, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, the Netherlands
Countries Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Keywords Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Eco-labelling and certification