Analyzing consumers’ opinion on organic food, their safety and availability in the slovak food market

Authors

  • Dagmar Kozelová Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, EU Phone: 00421-37-6414609
  • Eva Matejková Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Statistics and Operational Research, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: 00421-37-6414609
  • Artan Qineti Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: 00421-37-6414575 Fax: 00421-37-6511589

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5219/16

Keywords:

organic food, safety, availability, Chi-Square test of Independence, Contingency coefficient, Cramer's V coefficient

Abstract

In our paper we focus on the consumers´ opinion on bio - food, their safety and availability in the Slovak food market. The analysis is based on a survey organized in the period between December 2009 and January 2010. From the methodological aspect, basic approaches of descriptive statistics have been used, as well as methods of association measurement. The test of robustness tested Chi-Square statistic. The robustness have been judged based on the p-values. Correlations have been tested through the Contingency coefficient and Cramer's V coefficient. From the survey it can be concluded that even though consumers have some idea about bio – food and trust them more compared to other conventional food, they think that their market supply is not sufficient. Respondents consider media and internet, as the most important information source that they wish to be informed on bio-food safety and control, ecological agriculture, eco-agroturism, as well as on the effect of agriculture on the environment. Through the statistics of robustness, it was found out that the effect of gender, education, economic activity and faculty of the surveyed respondents (students from Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences (FBP) had a better information on bio – food) proved to be statistically significant. 

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Published

2010-06-09

How to Cite

Kozelová, D. ., Matejková, E. ., & Qineti, A. . (2010). Analyzing consumers’ opinion on organic food, their safety and availability in the slovak food market. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 4(3), 30–35. https://doi.org/10.5219/16

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