Food Chains: Quality, Safety and Efficiency in a Challenging World addresses the many issues facing European food producers and other food chain stakeholders, who endeavour to improve their competitive position in a highly competitive world food market.
The Food Chain is one of the main economic pillars in Europe, providing employment and opportunities for economic development in rural areas. It is therefore imperative to continuously monitor the changes that affect the sector, in order to allow stakeholders to respond promptly and effectively to the new market conditions. Adjusting to the new market involves new technology, globalization, demographic and social changes within a challenging market environment. In order to adopt these new market parameters, food chain stakeholders need to adapt their activities in order to gain in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Food Economics - Acta Agriculture Scandinavica, Section C.
Foreword: Food industry and food chain in challenging world George Baourakis, Prodromos Kalaitzis and Konstantinos Mattas Part I: Food Supply Chains 1. Integrating extensive beef productions into the agro-food chain Rita Robles 2. A path analysis approach in investigating the performance of the Greek fisheries market Konstantinos Polymeros, Christos Karelakis and Eleni Kaimakoudi 3. Managing supply chains successfully: an empirical testing of success of supply chain networks in the German fish sector Taras Gagalyuk, Jon H. Hanf and Christina Herzlieb (Steinbauer) 4. Concentration of food retailing and anti-competitive practices in Turkey A. Ali Koç, Gulden Boluk and Sureyya Kovacı 5. Animals’ Health Control Efficiency in Northwest Portugal: A Two-stage DEA Approach Leonardo Costa, Alfons Oude Lansink and Elvira Silva 6. Effects of animal welfare standards on consumers’ food choices Efthimia Tsakiridou, Helen Tsakiridou, Konstadinos Mattas and Evdoxia Arvaniti Part II: EU Policy and Legislation 7. Estimating Demand Elasticities of Meat Demand in Slovakia Daniela Hupkova and Peter Bielik 8. Albania and Trade Liberalization Using trade advantages in the Free Trade Agreement with the EU Irma Tabaku (Qinami) 9. Policy Impact on Technical Efficiency of Spanish Olive Farms located in Less Favoured Area Fatima Lambarraa and Zein Kallasb 10. The impact of the government policies and incentives to promote the export of agricultural products in Tunisia: the case of olive oil Walid Larbi and Athanasios Chymes 11. Evaluation of different predicting methods in forecasting Hungarian, Italian and Greek lamb prices Veronika Fenyves, Ildikó Orbán Krisztina Dajnoki and András Nábrádi 12. Agrifood Certification Schemes in an Intercultural Context: Theoretical Reasoning and Empirical Findings Jana-Christina Gawro and Ludwig Theuvsen 13. Should Russia comply with EU food safety norms in the wheat sector? N. Khachatryan, H. Schuele, A. Khachatryan and J Zeddies 14. Food quality and safety situation in Turkey: governance and barriers to success Ali Koç and Serhat Asci, Hami Alpas, F. Handan Giray and S. Hubertus Gay Part III: Production, Consumption, Management 15. Risk Management in Milk Production: A Study in Five European Countries Christian Schaper, Birthe Lassen and Ludwig Theuvsen 16. Coexistence Costs for Genetically Modified Crops for Switzerland Gregor Albisser Vögeli, Daniel Wolf and Markus Lips 17. Modeling Market Structure of the Spanish Salted Fish Market Jinghua Xie and Øystein Myrland Part IV: Networks, Cooperatives, Competitiveness 18. Utility-derived Supply Function of Sheep Milk: The Case of Etoloakarnania, Greece A. Sintori, S. Rozakis and K. Tsiboukas 19. Regional networking as a competitive advantage? Empirical results from German pig production Mark Deimel, Ludwig Theuvsen and Christof Ebbeskotte 20. The role of networks on the competitiveness of agricultural cooperatives and small-medium enterprises along the supply chain in Greece Panagiota Sergaki