In this study, the economic profitability of hazelnut production in central Italy using conventional and organic farming systems was evaluated using the cost–benefit analysis methodology. Viterbo’s province is the leading province in Italy in terms of quantity produced. Three indicators were calculated for both farming systems: net present value, payback time, internal rate of return. The analysis was conducted utilizing primary data collected by means of interviews and surveys with local farmers and organizations of producers. The collected production data refer to the decade 2008–2018; a global area of 100.34 ha and 76.14 ha were considered for conventional and organic cultivation, respectively. Sensitivity analysis was carried out considering different discount rates, price variability, and inflation rates. The net present value is equal to 92,800 €/ha and to 3778 €/ha, the payback time is 10.47 years and 42.94 years, while the internal rate of return is 12.2% and 1.1% for the conventional and organic production systems, respectively. The conventional production system performs significantly more remuneratively, considering that the price premium paid by the market for the organic product and the subsidies granted to organic farmers are not sufficient to balance the lower yield.
A comparative cost-benefit analysis of conventional and organic hazelnuts production systems in center Italy / G. Coppola, M. Costantini, L. Orsi, D. Facchinetti, F. Santoro, D. Pessina, J. Bacenetti. - In: AGRICULTURE. - ISSN 2077-0472. - 10:9(2020 Sep 16), pp. 409.1-409.16.
|Titolo:||A comparative cost-benefit analysis of conventional and organic hazelnuts production systems in center Italy|
BACENETTI, JACOPO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Cost-benefit analysis; Hazelnuts; Internal rate of return; Net present value; Organic and conventional production; Payback time|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/09 - Meccanica Agraria|
Settore SECS-P/08 - Economia e Gestione delle Imprese
|Data di pubblicazione:||16-set-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10090409|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|