Process- versus limit value-based regulation in Organic Agriculture

Background: The recent reform of the Organic farming regulation in Europe proposes to favour limit value regulation of process-based regulation. Such a change would presumably have widespread implications for organic farming practices and certification. The research asks about possible implications for transactions costs of certification and their distribution in the value chain.

Aims of the research: To determine and compare the transactions costs of process-based versus limit value regulation in organic agriculture. To review the corresponding literatures and to gather primary data in this regard.