spelt, organic farming, profitability, climate change, Serbia


This research focuses on assessing the general profitability of organically produced spelt. Spelt is an ancient grain that has experienced a resurgence in Serbia in the late seventies of the previous century, due to its exceptional nutritional value and high compatibility with organic farming. Field experiments were conducted in northern Serbia over four years, applying further financial analysis. The main goal of the research is to identify and quantify the costs, benefits, and general profitability of organic production of spelt in the climatic conditions of Serbia. Results indicate that organically produced spelt is economically profitable, primarily due to its significantly higher market price compared to conventionally produced spelt. Given climate change concerns, promoting the cultivation of climateresilient crops, like spelt, becomes crucial. Organic spelt cultivation could play a significant role in adapting crops to climate change, emphasizing the need for activities that mitigate negative environmental impacts.


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How to Cite

Đuričin, S., Gregoric, E., Savić, S. ., Matović, G., & Jovanović, O. . (2024). PROFITABILITY OF ORGANIC FARMING OF SPELT IN THE CLIMATE CONDITIONS OF SERBIA . Economics of Agriculture, 71(1), 99–119.



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