Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

 

Economic and Financial Comparison of
Organic and Conventional
Citrus-growing Systems in Spain

 

Study prepared for the Horticultural Products Group,
Raw Materials, Tropical and Horticultural Products Service,
Commodities and Trade Division, FAO

 


Study prepared for FAO by:
Juan Fco. Juliá Igual
Ricardo J. Server Izquierdo

Department of Economics and Social Sciences
UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA

 

For more information on this study please contact:

Mr Paul Pilkauskas
Senior Commodity Specialist
email: paul.pilkauskas@fao.org

or

Mr Pascal Liu
Commodity Specialist
email: pascal.liu@fao.org

Horticultural Products Group,
Raw Materials, Tropical and Horticultural Products Service,
Commodities and Trade Division, FAO

 


Table of contents

Foreword:

1. Introduction

1.1 BACKGROUND

1.2 OBJECTIVES

2. Methodology

2.1 TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE STUDY

2.2. EVALUATION METHODOLOGY

3. Parameters

3.1 PRODUCTION COSTS AS REFERENCE

3.2 INVESTMENT RECEIPTS AND COSTS

4. Results

4.1 FINANCIAL COMPARISON OF CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC SYSTEMS

4.2 SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

5. Conclusions

6. Bibliography

7. Acknowledgements


ANNEX I - FINANCIAL EVALUATION AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC FARMING, INCLUDING SUBSIDIES

ANNEX II - SOIL & CLIMATE CHARACTERISTICS AND AGROECOLOGICAL SYSTEM

ANNEX III - Order of 22 April 1998, of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food,

ANNEX IV - PRICES PAID TO FARMERS IN THE FIELD

 

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