Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART, CH-8356 Ettenhausen

Do organic farms earn higher work incomes?

To analyse the influence of organic farming on work income per standard working day, multiple regressions are carried out for five different farm types with livestock production. The work incomes of organic farms of the «dairying”, «other cattle» and «combined pigs/poultry» types are approx. CHF 6 (5 to 7%) higher per day than those of the farms participating in the “Proof of ecological performance” programme. No differences are recorded for the «suckling cow» and «combined others» types.

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