Organic and conventional agriculture in Lebanon
Organic farming might be considered as a possible alternative to the current crisis of the sector, and could be a solution to many problems.
Lebanese organic consumers, generally habitual, aware and educated customers, prefer to eat local organic products in order to encourage Lebanese farmers.
In an attempt to thoroughly understand why Lebanese farmers do not apply the organic methods of production, this paper illustrates the results of a study on farmers’ motivations for adopting either the organic or the conventional farming practices.
The results help understand the reasons determining the choice of the type of agriculture to adopt and underlie the diversity of the motivations between organic and conventional farmers.
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