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Andalusian Organic Farming Plans (2002–2016): Themes, Approaches and Values

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Department of Public Law, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
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Department of Political Science, Public International Law and Procedural Law, Universidad de Málaga, 29016 Málaga, Spain
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Academic Editor: Antonio Boggia
Sustainability 2021, 13(6), 3570; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063570
Received: 10 February 2021 / Revised: 14 March 2021 / Accepted: 18 March 2021 / Published: 23 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rural Sociology, Agriculture and Ecological Territorial Development)
Organic farming in the Spanish region of Andalusia has acquired great socio-economic importance over the past decades. The purpose of this article is to study the themes, approaches, and socio-political values pertaining to ecological agriculture addressed in the Andalusian plans for organic farming (2002–2016). The contents of these plans have not been systematically studied before. From a descriptive and qualitative perspective, the authors present and classify the main themes addressed in those plans and show the socio-political approaches and values that underpin the plans. A thematic and semantic content analysis methodology is applied to the plans and sections addressing various objectives, measures, and actions. A theoretical-qualitative sampling is developed, and 109 keywords are selected for content analysis. This analysis allows us to detect numerous themes pertaining to ecological agriculture and to classify them into six semantic fields linked to various approaches and values promoted by the Andalusian autonomous administration. Therefore, this research focuses on changing perspectives of organic farming developed by the administration and the agents involved in the plans. The authors conclude that the diverse actors have prioritized a productivist–technocratic approach to ecological agriculture, to the detriment of an approach centered on sustainable and agroecological local communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: Andalusia; Andalusian plans for organic farming; content analysis; ecological agriculture; organic farming approaches; socio-political values Andalusia; Andalusian plans for organic farming; content analysis; ecological agriculture; organic farming approaches; socio-political values
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Jiménez-Díaz, J.-F.; Collado-Campaña, F. Andalusian Organic Farming Plans (2002–2016): Themes, Approaches and Values. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3570. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063570

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Jiménez-Díaz J-F, Collado-Campaña F. Andalusian Organic Farming Plans (2002–2016): Themes, Approaches and Values. Sustainability. 2021; 13(6):3570. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063570

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Jiménez-Díaz, José-Francisco, and Francisco Collado-Campaña. 2021. "Andalusian Organic Farming Plans (2002–2016): Themes, Approaches and Values" Sustainability 13, no. 6: 3570. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063570

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