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Det ekologiska steget: En studie kring hinder och drivkrafter för lantbrukares val att bedriva ekologisk livsmedelsproduktion i Östergötland
Linköping University, The Tema Institute. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The step towards organic farming : A study of barriers and motivations for farmers choice to convert to organic farming in Östergötland (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie syftar till att identifiera vad det är som driver eller hindrar lantbrukare i Östergötland att ställa om sitt lantbruk till ekologisk produktion och huruvida de identifierade påverkningsfaktorerna skiljer sig åt mellan konventionella och ekologiska lantbrukare. Semistrukturerade intervjuer med tre konventionella samt fyra ekologiska lantbrukare genomfördes för att undersöka deras erfarenheter. Respondenternas erfarenheter redovisas i sex identifierade teman; Gårdsspecifika förutsättningar, Ekonomi, Politik, Administration och regelverk, Miljö och hälsa samt Produktionsteknik. En jämförelse mellan de båda grupperna genomförs och det empiriska materialet ställs mot tidigare forskning. Resultatet av studien visar att skillnader mellan ekologiska och konventionella lantbrukares uppfattningar kring hinder och drivkrafter förekommer, men inte inom alla teman. Det är tydligt att lönsamhet är viktigt för att lantbrukare skall ställa om sin produktion men även andra faktorer påverkar valet och behöver beaktas om en ökad konvertering är önskvärd.

Abstract [en]

This study aims to identify motivations and barriers for farmers in Östergötland regarding conversion to organic farming and if the identified factors of influence differ between the conventional and the organic farmers. We used semi-structured interviews with three conventional farmers and four organic farmers to examine their personal experience regarding organic farming. The experiences from the respondents are presented in six identified themes: Farm specific conditions, Economy, Politics, Administration and regulations, Environment and health and Production techniques. This is followed by a comparison between the groups, and the empirical material is linked to scientific sources on the subject. The result of the study indicates that differences between identified motivations and barriers exists between the two groups, but not within every theme. It is clear that profitability is an important factor for farmers to convert their production, but other factors may influence the choice as well. It is necessary to consider these factors if an additional increase in organic farming is desired.

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2015. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Organic farming, Barriers, Motivations, Conventional farmers, Organic farmers, Östergötland, Sweden
Keyword [sv]
Ekologiskt lantbruk, Hinder, Drivkrafter, Konventionella lantbrukare, Ekologiska lantbrukare, Östergötland, Sverige
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Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119006ISRN: LIU-TEMA/MV-C—15/02--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-119006DiVA: diva2:817862
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Bachelor of Science Thesis, Environmental Science Programme
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Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-07 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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