publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

From Grassroots Movement to State-Coordinated Market Strategy: The Transformation of Organic Agriculture in China

Paul Thiers;
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  • Published: 22 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
<jats:p> The production, certification, and marketing of organic agriculture developed slowly in the West as a nongovernmental, community-based response to concerns over food safety and the environmental impacts of chemical agriculture. The current emergence of organic agriculture in less-developed nations is following a very different trajectory owing to the presence of an established global market for organic products and the developmental goals of interventionist states. In this paper I examine the emergence of state-sponsored organic marketing and certification programs in the Peoples' Republic of China as an extreme case of developmental state intervention ...
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Public Administration, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network, Economic system, Sustainable agriculture, Globalization, Grassroots, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Economics, Developmental state, Organic product, Organic farming
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