Research

Organic Food Distribution Margin Structure

The organic food distribution system is very complex, and it tends to echo the conventional system in terms of the size and distribution of margin within value chains.   There are effectively three distribution chains of increasing efficiency at work in the organic food system, culminating in three types of retail. As in any distribution structure, every intermediary involved in the organic value chain must be able to add sufficient margin to cover its operating costs and generate enough profit to justify continued operation.  The final price paid by the consumer reflects a share paid to each participant.  This price must … Continue reading »

The Project

This project aims at identifying and analyzing factors related to the demand and supply sides that create and diversify market opportunities; understand and determine the relationship between OF distribution channels and institutional strategies; and consumers’ trust orientations and variations. This website is used as a communication interface to share information with the academic/business public and the general … Continue reading »