Localisation And Concentration Of Organic Farming In The 1990's - The Danish Case
Original hosted in "Organic.Edunet", contributed by Social Updater
This study explores the localization of organic farms in Denmark for the three years 1994, 1997 and 2001, on a county and parish level. Spatial concentration is found in counties with a high share of milk producers, but also in the counties, which contain the two largest urban centres. General regional specialization of the agricultural sector in Denmark contributes to the explanation of concentration patterns of organic conversion, but other factors like a regional favourable policy climate and -support also appear to play a role. Major variations in concentration within regions are found, suggesting that local factors play an important role for the explanation of spatial patterns of organic conversion.