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    so many issues affecting the market and the future of agriculture, some farmers are turning towards the concept of sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is a farming practice in which farmers aim to provide food for people while leaving minimal impact on the environment. According to Dr. John E. Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural…

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    Background In recent times, the concept of sustainable agriculture has been at the top of the global agenda to address global food (in) security and harmful environmental impact of agricultural practices mainly adopted during the green revolution era – which led to increases in agricultural production in many parts of the world including some developing countries such as India, Mexico and China (Evenson and Gollin, 2003; Hazell 2009; Foley, 2011). Most sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries…

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    Indeed, from the perspective of sustainable development some of the most important decisions that may flow from the negotiations that were launched in Doha are to be found in sections that do not explicitly mention environment, development, or sustainable development. Agriculture. Agriculture will be at the heart of the post-Doha negotiations, and sustainable development will be at the heart of the agriculture negotiations. It is hard to overstate the importance of agriculture for sustainable…

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    The True Colors of Organic Food The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process their products to follow specific standards regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The purpose of organic farming is to restrain the amount of synthetic chemicals used to fertilize foods (although certain approved pesticides may be used) and reduce environmental pollution by relying on sustainable techniques to enhance the natural features of a farm. Although the research…

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    Animal agriculture continues to use up land, water, and fuel in order for people to eat an animal supported diet. In result there is a staggering amount of pollution and waste, worsening the environment surrounding the factory and the overall climate. The factory farms emit harmful greenhouse gases and pollute the air, land, and water which affect the quality of life of those who live in the surrounding communities (Farm Sanctuary). Not only does animal agriculture have a negative impact on the…

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    retail grocer that has been very successful in organic, healthy and sustainable products by providing environment friendly foods to their customers. Their main customer segment is the affluent class for whom the quality of product matters more as compared to the pricing. It focuses more on preserving its brand loyalty and keeping its brand name intact. This is the main point of differentiation for SmartMart to be competitive in the market. Company’s long term goal is to focus on sustainable…

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    popped into the Co-op to make a quick comparison and saw totally different representations of farmers. Posted on the walls surrounding the produce are portraits of farmers, organic certifications, locations of farms, and of course - the big stamp of “local.” While I appreciate that this is helpful for consumers to be more informed, and creates a more translucent relationship between consumers and their food, I would note that the depictions of these farmers and farms again under represent the…

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    B) Target Marketing Target marketing is focused to identify the potential customers and apply suitable targeting strategy and makes and maintains a marketing mix specifically designed to satisfy or fulfil the needs of group members or target customer.  Single-segmentation concentration  Selecting specialization  Product Specialization 1) Target Market Characteristics  Buyers with common needs and demand: When potential customers prefer to buy more organic food then it leads to increase…

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    organic products and the use of technology within the farm. Political factors This refers to government regulations imposed on organisations and the legal framework established for operations Landscape for political health is at a constant change. GM (“Genetically Modified Food”) is banned within the European Union and further banning is being issued on pesticides, this will prohibit the use of most pesticides on crops. If you go to any fast food chain, you will see the calories in the food…

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    Converting your diet from conventional foods to organic can not only benefit your health, but your overall improve your lifestyle. According to Mary Beth Albright, a writer, food attorney and a finalist on the Food Network’s program, Food Network Star discusses the nutritional benefits of consuming organic foods on her article, "Organic Foods Are Tastier and Healthier, Study Finds." With the help of Charles Benbrook of Washington States University and researchers of the British Journal of…

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