The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends 2009

IFOAM 01/2009; 12.
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The 2009 edition of this annual publication documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management, numbers of farms and specific information about commodities and land use in organic systems. The book also contains information on the global market of the burgeoning organic sector, the latest developments in organic certification, standards and regulations, and insights into current status and emerging trends for organic agriculture by continent.

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    • "About one-third organically managed land of the world is in developing countries. More specifically, India is among the developing countries having one of the largest areas under organic management (Willer & Kilcher, 2009; as cited in Chakrabarti, 2010). Earlier the organic food produced in the India was exported to the United States and Europe (The Hindu, 2010) but with time organic food products are gaining acceptance in domestic market as well. "
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    ABSTRACT: The present study attempts to investigate the consumer's intention to purchase organic food in the context of a developing nation (India) using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Further, the study has incorporated additional constructs (moral attitude, health consciousness and environmental concern) in the TPB and measured its appropriateness. Responses were collected from 220 young consumers adopting convenience sampling approach. Data were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to evaluate the strength of relationship between the constructs. The findings reported that the TPB partially supported the organic food purchase intention. Among the additional constructs incorporated, moral attitude and health consciousness positively influenced the consumer's intention to purchase organic food. The study has supported the inclusion of new constructs in the TPB as it has improved the predictive power of the proposed framework in determining consumer's intention to purchase organic food.
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    • "In recent decades, the need of organic products has increased impressively in several developed countries such as the United States, Germany, and France or even in developing countries like China [1]. There is an increase in organic retail sales value in each country. "
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    ABSTRACT: Facebook is one of the new marketing channels used for selling and directly communicating with target consumers without implementation cost. Consumer trust is an important concern for online merchant to concern because it influences the way consumers make online purchases. This paper explores the impact of consumer trust on purchase intention in organic rice via Facebook. This pilot study was used to test the instruments' reliability and validity. Collected by using online questionnaire survey from a heterogeneous sample of 37 respondents regarding their purchase intention, the initial results from the regression analysis revealed that trust in farmers depends on their benevolence and trust in Facebook depends on information quality. However, the trustworthiness of farmers and Facebook does not play the critical role in determining the extent to which consumers trust and accept to buy organic rice through Facebook. The paper also outlines the limitations and directions for future research of this study.
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    • "Beyond contributing to the understanding of arthropod-plant interactions, the study of allelochemicals is a contemporary approach to the selection of new biopesticides that meet the requirements of efficacy, safety, and selectivity (Guerrero et al., 2014). The use of botanical products (biopesticides) in pest management has significantly expanded (Isman and Grieneisen, 2014), particularly in ecologically based agricultural production systems whose market has grown considerably in recent years worldwide (Willer and Kilcher, 2009). However, to employ such technology, additional studies are required to elucidate aspects related to the chemical composition of these derivatives and their toxicity to non-target organisms, as well as the establishment of more appropriate formulations and more effective quality control (Isman et al., 2011). "
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    ABSTRACT: Annonaceae species are interesting sources of structurally diverse compounds with insecticidal properties. Therefore, a screening assay was conducted on ethanolic extracts prepared from the leaves, branches, and seeds of different Annonaceae species (Annona cacans Warming, Annona montana Macfadyen, Annona mucosa Jacquin, Annona reticulata Linnaeus, Annona sylvatica A. St.-Hil., and Duguetia lanceolata A. St.-Hil.) to detect promising sources of compounds with action against Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The ethanolic extract from A. mucosa seeds (ESAM) was the most active treatment, causing significant acute toxicity (LC50=842.9mgkg-1) and pronounced larval growth inhibition (EC50=580.4mgkg-1) after 7 days of exposure to an ESAM-treated diet. Furthermore, ethanolic extracts (at 1000mgkg-1) from seeds of A. cacans, A. montana, A. mucosa, and A. sylvatica; leaves and branches of A. reticulata; and D. lanceolata leaves only caused sublethal effects, reducing the S. frugiperda larval weight. Nevertheless, ESAM (at LC90) showed an efficacy similar to that of two commercial insecticides of natural [azadirachtin+3-tigloylazadirachtol (Azamax® 1.2 EC)] and synthetic [chlorantraniliprole (Premio® 20 SC)] origins, which were tested at the registered concentration for S. frugiperda control. Thus, using different chromatographic techniques, bioguided fractionations were conducted and led to the isolation of acetogenin bis-tetrahydrofuran rolliniastatin-1, which was identified as the primary compound from the most active fractions of ESAM. This compound, which caused both strong mortality and pronounced growth inhibition to S. frugiperda, may be a useful component for the integrated management of this important pest species.
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