Transition to organic farming: A Case from Hungary

Király, Gábor, Rizzo, Giuseppina and Tóth, József (2022) Transition to organic farming: A Case from Hungary. Agronomy, 12 (10). DOI

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Sustainable agricultural solutions have emerged as feasible options for mitigating the negative environmental impacts created by agricultural production or adapting to inevitable climate change. Organic food production has become one of the most popular sustainable solutions among these. There is also a clear scientific consensus that transformative changes in agricultural systems and practice are needed as a response to the effects of climate change. A great variety of factors that influence the transition to organic farming have been found and identified over time. To understand the dynamics that lead farmers to move to organic farming, it is necessary to examine the relationship between these factors. In this study, we investigated the impacts of certain factors on the possibility of Hungarian farmers’ conversion to organic production in the context of climate change adaptation. This dynamic was studied using descriptive and exploratory techniques on a cross-sectional sample. While the study supported certain well-established facts, it also yielded some surprising findings. One of our findings is that the transition to organic farming does not seem to be motivated by the perception of bad weather events, which is somewhat surprising. This outcome contradicts the frequently claimed idea that organic farming may be a successful adaptation strategy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:organic farming, climate change adaptation, Hungary, FADN
Divisions:Institute of Sustainable Development
ID Code:7656
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:11 Oct 2022 10:14
Last Modified:11 Oct 2022 10:14

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