|PRODUCTION SYSTEMS||biological||Integrated management||Traditional|
|Non-use of inorganic inputs
Emphasis on the sustainable use of sources and the welfare of the fauna
|Combination of technologically intensive production methods with equal emphasis on environment, agricultural income, and food quality||Zero emphases on technology implementation aiming at increasing productivity.
Quality and Indifference of profit
|Mainly in consumer markets, with the possibility of separate placement and marketing through quality assurance systems and related labeling||Lack of markets. Private selling to a large extent|
|It aims at connecting the producer with the consumer.
Possibility for the producer to gain more power in the chain through “alternative” distribution methods.
|It is part of the consumer’s concerns about production methods
Ability to connect producers with consumers through special markings
Improving the position of producers in the chain through quality assurance systems (certification)
Important position (insignificant however numerically) of the producers in the food chain