Organic farming policy in Portugal: analysis of the policy network
New Medit, vol 11, n.4, suppl. (December 2012), pp. 27-30
Public policies have been the main driving force behind organic farming development in Portugal. Social network analysis (SNA) was used to examine the network responsible for organic farming policy making. Results show (i) a relatively loose and not particularly interested network; (ii) a marked influence of state institutions; (iii) a divided and not sufficiently influential organic movement. By considering the main factors that influence the structure of the current policy network, this study identifies the challenges that key stakeholders face regarding further policy development.
organic farming policy, social network analysis, Portugal