Best Practice Reference - Economic Dimension of Sustainability

Economic Dimension: Trading leads to prosperity.

ILO (International Labour Organization of the United Nations). 2008. ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. Geneva, CH: ILO.


1.    Investment        

Hall, D.C., Baker, B.P., Franco, J. and Jolly, D.A. 1989. Organic food and sustainable agriculture. Contemporary Economic Policy 7: 47-72.

Kelly, Marjorie, 2012. Owning Our Future, San Francisco, CA – Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Wiswall, R. 2009. The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook. White Rivers Jct, VT: Chelsea Green.

2. Local Economy and Economic Resilience

Darnhofer, I. 2005. Organic Farming and Rural Development: Some Evidence from Austria. Sociologia Ruralis 4, 308-323.

Lobley, M., M. Reed, A. Butler, P. Courtney and M. Warren 2005. The Impact of Organic Farming on the Rural Economy in England. University of Exeter. Centre for Rural Research, Exeter.

Quan, J. 2011. Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures Science review: SR25 A future for small-scale farming. The Government Office for Science (UK).

3. Markets and Trade

Bond, C.A., Thilmany, D.D. and Bond, J.K. 2008. What to choose? The value of label claims to fresh produce consumers. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 33: 402-427.

Howard, P.H. and Allen, P. 2006. Beyond organic: Consumer interest in new labeling schemes in the Central Coast of California. International Journal of Consumer Studies 30: 439-451.


4. Materials, Contaminants, and Waste