عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Regard to increasing demand for organic agricultural products, awareness of costs and profitability of organic products can help to decision planners of agricultural sector, and particularly farmers. This study has tried to calculate cost and profitability of cotton product in two different conventional and organic ways (procedure) of production using 253 cross-sectional data from Khorasan Razavi cotton farmers during 2008 to 2009. The results showed with an increase in organic fertilizers consumption a year, animal fertilizer elasticity and consequently organic production cotton were increased. Also organic cotton profitability after six years was more than conventional products and organic cotton profitability in the transition period with increasing rate of price ( ) after the transition period 1.66 will be the profitability of conventional cotton. According to the findings, supporting farmers in organic cultivation initial year (transition) either by financial incentives or extension services to encourage them to increase organic production and determination price of cotton organic guarantee purchase by the government as proposed were suggested.