Discussion Paper

No. 2013-10 | January 31, 2013
Knowing Where Organic Markets Move Next – An Analysis of Developing Countries in the Pineapple Market

Abstract

As consumers’ demand for organic products grows, selling organic products potentially opens up profitable market participation options for farmers in developing countries. This paper studies two aspects of profitability for the producers. It uses hedonic demand theory and empirical analysis to examine the relation between conventional and organic markets using the strongly growing pineapple market as an example. This analysis confirms a nonlinear dependence of the organic market on the conventional one and a non-declining premium. The author concludes that there is a larger potential of the organic market and hence the number of farmers in developing countries who can potentially benefit from growing organic products.

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JEL Classification

Q17 O13 L11 Q13

Cite As

Linda Kleemann (2013). Knowing Where Organic Markets Move Next – An Analysis of Developing Countries in the Pineapple Market. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2013-10, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2013-10

Assessment



Comments and Questions


Dick Durevall - Referee Report 1
March 19, 2013 - 11:00

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Bjorn Van Campenhout - Referee Report 2
March 19, 2013 - 11:02

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Linda Kleemann - Reply to Referee Reports
April 08, 2013 - 08:45

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Anonymous - Editor's Report
April 17, 2013 - 08:45

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