The regional economic effects of organic farming and its promotion

Project Details

Description

The main purpose of the project is to find out the current regional economic effects of organic farming both in all Finnish regions and in Finland as a whole, and to compare them with the effects of conventional farming. Secondly, the purpose is to find out how it would affect the economy and the employment, if a) the share of organic farming rose to 20 percent in all regions by 2020; b) the share of organic farming changed according to farmers’ estimations; c) more businesses producing organic products were establish in Finnish regions. The data includes different statistics about organic farming and further production and results of two survey questionnaires. In order to depict the regional economic effects, the project utilizes a RegFinDyn model which has a balanced view on changes in production as well as other changes happening in the regional economy, such as relative price changes when moving from conventional farming into organic.



The findings of the project will be disseminated in workshops and seminars, and a final report will also be published. Other purposes include, for example, increase in the awareness of the position and meaning of organic production both at the regional and national levels, and the possibilities of organic food in public institutional kitchens.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/02/201531/05/2017

Funding

  • MAA- JA METSÄTALOUSMINISTERIÖ: €153,462.00

Research Output

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report

Economic effects of organic production in Finland

Viitaharju, L., Kujala, S. & Törmä, H., 2017, In : NJF Report. 13, 1, p. 108-110 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Luomuateriat ovat kunnissa vielä harvinaisia

Viitaharju, L. M. & Kujala, S. M., 9 Feb 2017, In : Kuntalehti. 2/2017, p. 52 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Luomutuotanto 2020 - Aluetaloudelliset vaikutukset ja asema julkisella sektorilla

Viitaharju, L., Kujala, S. & Törmä, H., 2017, Seinäjoki, Mikkeli: Ruralia-instituutti. 182 p. (Raportteja / Helsingin yliopisto, Ruralia-instituutti; no. 170)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Activities

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 2 Public Talks
  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Economic effects of organic production in Finland

Leena Viitaharju (Speaker)

20 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Läheltä ja luomua - Paikallisia ja kestäviä ruokaratkaisuja

Leena Viitaharju (Member of organizing committee)

30 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Österbotten toppar ekoproduktionen

Leena Viitaharju & Susanna Maria Kujala

09/06/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

På Åland är djuren och miljön viktigast

Leena Viitaharju

02/06/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media