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The European Union supports organic research in Europe.

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The main idea of CORE organic is to coordinate research programmes between the 21 partner countries.
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TP Organics is a European technology platform fororganic food and farming research. Read more...

 

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Organic RDD 2
The danish Organic Research, Development and Demonstration Programme, RDD 2, runs from 2014-2018.

 

Organic RDD
The Danish Organic Research, Developmnent and Demonstration Programme, ran from 2011-2013.


DARCOF III
The research programme DARCOF III ran in 2006- 2010 and consisted of 15 individual projects.

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DARCOF III project:

The viability
and stability of demand

 

Project background


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Project leaflet (dk)

 


Objective

 

The over-all objective of this project is to explain the viability and stability of demand for organic food products at the household level

 

Preliminary results

In the CONCEPTS projects the consumers are divided into four usergroups based on their organic purchase behavior and six segments based on a questionnaire with elicited opinions.


Usertypes

 In 2006, 9 % of the consumers were non-users, 51 % light users, 25 % medium users and 15 % heavy users.

Heavy users had an organic share larger than 10 % for each of the categories; bread, eggs, fruit, vegetables, coffee, meat, flour, milk, butter and yogurt. For medium users it was only the categories eggs, flour and milk (and almost butter) where the organic share exceeded 10 %.  Light users do not have an organic share larger than 10 % for any of the categories, but when they buy organics they mainly buy eggs, flour and milk. For more see Denver et al (2007a).


All usertypes buy a little more than half of their organic foods in supermarkets. Both medium and light users do the main part of their remaining organic purchases, namely around 40 %, in discount stores. Heavy users, on the other hand, only buy around 20 % of their organic foods in discount stores and divide the remaining 30 % of their organic budget on the internet as well as from direct sales channels and special stores. Even though all types buy more than half of their organic foods in supermarkets, the discount stores are important if one will retain the consumers who only use a smaller share of their budget on organic foods.

The results show that the largest part of the organic products are bought by a relatively small groups of consumers, and that it is the convinced who primarily are driving the increase in the growth in the organic consumption.




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Project leader

Peter Sandøe, Professor
Institute of Food and Resource Economics/Consumption, Health and Ethics Rolighedsvej 25,
DK-1958 Frederiksberg C
Phone: + 45 3533 3059
E-mail: pes@life.ku.dk



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Within the last years the European Union has financed a growing numberof research projects in organic food and farming.

 

SOAR
Link to the Danish Research School for Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (SOAR).

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