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The authors discuss the possibility of applying the theory of diffusion of innovations in theconcept of organic farming. Agricultural and food sector has been exposed to significantchanges over the past two centuries. That was very significant for the theory of diffusion ofinnovations that sought to better understand the process of knowledge transfer and adoptionof innovations. Organic farming has developed as a response to the environmental and otherproblems of conventional agriculture. Also, it is a reaction to some issues regarding ruraldevelopment. By introducing the theory of diffusion of innovation, the aim of the paper is totake into the consideration the possibility of its application to the organic system analysis.By that, we wish to take into account all the specifics which enable to observe the system oforganic farming as an innovation itself. The authors conclude that the theory of diffusion ofinnovations can be used in the research of organic farming systems, with the respect of allcharacteristics and particularities of organic farming.

Keywords: organic agriculutre ; innovation ; diffusion of innovation ; adoption of innovation

Variant title: MOGUĆNOST PRIMENE TEORIJE DIFUZIJE INOVACIJA U ORGANSKOJ POLJOPRIVREDI

Editor(s): Cvijanovic, Drago

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Crop Production/Industries

Production Economics

Issue Date: 2014-06

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: UDC 338.43:63 CIP 33:63(497.11) ISSN 0352-3462 COBISS.SR-ID 27671 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/175298 Published in: Economics of Agriculture, Volume 61, Number 2 Page range: 517-529

Total Pages: 13

JEL Codes: Q01; Q56; Z13

Note: Review Article

Series Statement: Economics of Agriculture 2/2014

UDC: 631.147:001.895

Record appears in: Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade - Serbia > Economics of Agriculture

Economics of Agriculture

Economics of Agriculture





Autor: Tomaš Simin, Mirela ; Janković, Dejan

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/175298?ln=en







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