Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

2014

Abstract

The recent development in the organic agriculture space in China has been interesting from a business perspective. While China is traditionally a strong producer of organic products, most of the output are exported. However, domestic demand has increased significantly in the past decade, which brought about a growing market. The expansion of this market will not only benefit the companies involved, but also the consumers as food safety issues continue to build up in China. In this paper, we first provide an overview of the history and discuss the state of the related markets, and then present a summary of a field trip we conducted in June 2014, and finally point to areas that deserve further investigations.

Keywords

China, organic, food safety

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Date Posted: 10 June 2015