Design of insurance pattern of organic products (case study: tomato of Murghab plain)

  • A. Fattahi ArdakaniEmail author
  • M. Hashemi Shiri
Original Paper


The supply of foods of planet’s growing population has caused an increase in the use of pesticides and unnatural chemicals in agriculture. The increasing use of these chemicals has caused a variety of serious diseases. In organic farming, the use of unnatural chemicals has been prohibited to provide safe and adequate foods. Lack of chemicals, especially in the early years, will decrease the performance of organic farming system. On the one hand, the importance of public health and, on the other hand, reduction in organic farming performance increase the importance of the study of organic farming in the terms of producers and market as well as factors affecting the adoption of organic farming among farmers and providing appropriate support and understanding of the factors involved in its solution. In the present study that has been done in two steps, it has been tried to assess the factors affecting the adoption of organic farming systems and its premium. The results of the analysis of data obtained from 500 questionnaires completed by farmers of the Murgab plain region (agronomic years 2015–2016) to investigate the factors affecting the adoption of organic farming systems as well as the data of 500 completed questionnaires related to the premium insurance showed using the logic model farmers willingness to accept the least amount of 0.347 $ per kg organic tomatoes and farmers willing to get this amount of money to replace their conventional culture with organic farming. The results also showed that in the case of development of organic farming, farmers are willing to pay the maximum amount of 102.3 $ as premium per hectare of organic cultivation.


Insurance premium Organic farming Market Murghab plain Willingness to accept 



The authors would like to thank all supports from research deputy of Ardakan University related to this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agriculture and Natural ResourceArdakan UniversityArdakanIran

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