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Factors influencing green farming

Research background: The increase in the demand for organic products prompts the establishment of green farms. In spite of the large global interest in green farming, scientific literature is not rich in the studies that cover the issues of the factors of green farming. Although previous studies examine different factors of green farming (organic farming), the factors that facilitate or impede the development of green farming, especially at the national level (the case of Lithuania), are hardly considered. In order to fill this gap in the scientific literature, we formulate the following problem of the research: what factors promote green farming?

Purpose of the article: to identify the main factors influencing the green farming business.

Methodology/methods: Comparative and systematic analysis of the scientific literature, expert evaluation.

Findings: The researched has enabled to identify the factors that facilitate and impede green farming in Lithuania. On the basis of the results of the expert evaluation, the factors of green farming development in Lithuania were identified. It was found that the main motives of green farming in Lithuania are positive attitudes towards public health and nature protection, the demand for organic, governmental support and subsidising and possession of badlands. Complicated procedures of green farming certification pose serious problems to Lithuanian farmers, who would prefer clearer and simplified certification, as well as consideration of the nature and scopes of farming operations. Extensive networking systems would provide the opportunities for green farmers to share their experience and observe all the economic changes: new market niches, demand-supply indicators, new channels of product delivery, etc. Non-financial green farming support measures (e.g. consultations, training, provision of information, etc.) could substantially contribute to the development of green farming in Lithuania.


JEL Classification: Q13


Keywords: organic farming; green farming; factors; Lithuania


Remeikienė, Rita; Gasparėnienė, Ligita. Factors influencing green farming // Contemporary issues in Economy : 9th international conference on Applied economy, Toruń, Poland, 22-23 June 2017 / edited by Adam P. Balcerzak, Ilona Pietryka. Toruń : Institut of economic research, 2017. ISBN 978-83-65605-06-1. p. 455-464. DOI: 10.24136/eep.proc.2017.3 (eBook) [DB: EconPapers; RePec].


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