Analysis of Organic and Green Food Production and Consumption Trends in China
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Business
Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages: 64-70
Received: Sep. 14, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 27, 2017; Published: Oct. 23, 2017
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Gebisa Etea Bekele, Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Deyi Zhou, Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Assefa Abebe Kidane, Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Atinkut Bazezew Haimanot, Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
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The main objective of this review is to analyze the trends of organic and green food production and consumption in China. The organic and green food industry in China has experienced rapid development during the past decade. This development is incited by increase in disposable income, healthy consciousness of the society, consumer knowledge, promotion campaign and environmental concerns. However, the primary incentive for the development of the organic food market in China remains the export. Consequently, the consumption of organic products in the local market is low. High production costs, limited governmental subsidies, lengthy certification process and the belief that organic movement is a fashion introduced from foreign countries are the major impediments of organic food producers to survive in China.
Agriculture, China, Green Food, Organic Food, Production, Consumption
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Gebisa Etea Bekele, Deyi Zhou, Assefa Abebe Kidane, Atinkut Bazezew Haimanot, Analysis of Organic and Green Food Production and Consumption Trends in China, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Business. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 64-70. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtab.20170304.11
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