This report is written in Swedish with an English summary.
Sweden aims to devote 30% of the farmland to organic farming. Currently 20% of the farmland is organic and the increase has stagnated. More knowledge about the development, and why the expansion has stagnated, is therefore needed; otherwise, the 30%-goal is difficult to reach. This report analyses, for 2001-2013, the relationship between the organic farming payment scheme and farms’ finances and farms’ probability of abandoning the organic scheme. Whether organic farming is more profitable than conventional is anlysed and the finances of different types of organic producers. Because the organic regulation is largely the same today as for the study period, the findings are assumed applicable to the current situation. We find that:
- Organic farming is more profitable than conventional.
- Finances are mainly improving for animal husbandry.
- Finances improved more for early adopters than late adopters.