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dc.contributor.authorKleemann, Lindaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-24T12:48:32Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-24T12:48:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45875-
dc.description.abstractAs consumer demand for organic food grows, organic certification is increasingly promoted in many developing countries. Organic products earn a premium price on the market compared to conventional varieties. Hence, organic production is often seen as a valuable alternative for developing countries with many smallholders. Using value chain analysis for the case of the pineapple sector in Ghana and extensive data from the European market, this paper tries to shed light on the feasibility and profitability of organic small-scale production. Even though smallholders tend to have quality problems with their fruit and large farms benefit from economies of scale, production for the export market is a realistic option for both organic and conventional smallholders. The results indicate that organic production is more profitable for smallholders than conventional production and farmers collect a fair share of the price premium on the retail level. Even more, from a theoretical perspective, organic farmers should also be more likely to get into contractual relations with exporters. The results are set into perspective with relation to the debates on small versus large farms, environmental impact, and the selection effect of standards.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel Working Papers 1671en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelL11en_US
dc.subject.jelL15en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.jelQ13en_US
dc.subject.jelQ17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPrivate voluntary standardsen_US
dc.subject.keywordorganic agricultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade in organic productsen_US
dc.subject.keywordGLOBALGAPen_US
dc.subject.keywordvalue chain analysisen_US
dc.subject.stwÖkologischer Landbauen_US
dc.subject.stwObstbauen_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaftlicher Kleinbetrieben_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebliche Wertschöpfungen_US
dc.subject.stwRentabilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwFruchthandelen_US
dc.subject.stwExporthandelen_US
dc.subject.stwGhanaen_US
dc.titleOrganic pineapple farming in Ghana: A good choice for smallholders?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn644823038en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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