Is green harvesting a useful instrument to solve market problems in the wine sector? Some lessons from Sicily

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Abstract

The green harvesting (GH) policy measure has been introduced in Italy starting from the 2009/2010 wine season, with the goal of preventing market crises by reducing the yield of a given parcel to zero. In the 2010-2012 period, almost 85% of the national expenditure and about 81% of European Union (EU) expenditure for this measure have been showered on Sicily. This paper, after examining the application of GH in this Region, explores the motivations of 300 vine growers of Western Sicily for taking part, or refusing to do so, in the GH measure. The survey shows the contrasting nature of the opinions that the implementation of GH has caused among the interviewed sample. In fact, on the one hand we have evidence of the farmers’ desire to secure for themselves a guaranteed income, following the typical logic of accepting state assistance and subsidization. On the other hand, we found out a determination, in some producers, not to join in the GH even in the future, justified by factors connected with entrepreneurial culture and ethics. Finally, the statistical model shows that the decision to join is strongly connected to being part of a specific value system.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)78-84
Numero di pagine7
RivistaCALITATEA-ACCES LA SUCCES
Volume17
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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