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Comparing organic urban consumers in developing and developed countries: first results in Brazil and France

Une comparaison des consommateurs urbains de produits biologiques dans les pays développés et les pays en développement : premiers résultats au Brésil et en France

Abstract

Despite numerous studies reporting on sustainable consumption or organic consumer profiles, there is a gap in thorough understanding of organic consumers in different places, since most of studies only investigate organic consumption in most developed countries. The goal of this paper is thus to compare French and Brazilian organic consumers, so as to know if people think and behave differently or similarly in different places. Individual interviews were conducted in each country, with consumers in organic producers market in Brazil, and consumers who buy organic products from farmers markets or local organic food network in France. Products were selected to cover examples of different choice situations such as imported organic products that compete withcomparable products of local origin, or organic local products in supermarkets that compete with similar products from other distribution outlets. Results show common consumer concerns such as quality or personal and family health, and common preference for local and organic products but for different reasons. However, results also shed light on different patterns related to environmental concerns or commitment to supporting small or local farmers. The impacts of the findings of this study relate to a diversity of topics such as social mobilization for sustainableagriculture, local organic food networks and environmental concerns.
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hal-02756112 , version 1 (03-06-2020)

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  • PRODINRA : 30989

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Lucie Sirieix, Lucimar Santiago de Abreu, Maria Aico Watanabe, Paul Rye Kledal. Comparing organic urban consumers in developing and developed countries: first results in Brazil and France. 6. AIEA2, International Association of Food and Agro-Industrial Economy. Knowledge, sustainability and bioresources in the further development of the agri-food system, Jul 2007, Londrina, Brazil. ⟨hal-02756112⟩
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