An Empirical Study on Rice Sector
Organic agriculture is one of several approaches to sustainable agriculture. In most developing as well as developed countries, the share of organic farming is increasing. It has commercial viability and may provide solutions to the current problems in conventional agriculture. Though only a small percentage of farmers are participating in organic projects. This leads to the general question about what is the way forwards and the right place of organic farming in Thai agriculture and also in the whole economy. This book attempts to assess the farm performance and socio-economics of organic and conventional farms. Several economic and social criteria were considered. Quantitative and qualitative parameters are applied in order to understand the driving forces towards development of organic farming through lesson of organic rice in Thailand. The study covers problem realization, farming techniques, guidelines of agricultural policy, and extension tool as well as market development of organic farming.
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Farming & Rural Systems Economics Vol. 121ISSN 1616-98082010; XII + 164 pp., 21 x 14,8 cm; paper
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