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1st Edition

Food Chains: Quality, Safety and Efficiency in a Challenging World

ISBN 9780415847698
Published October 13, 2013 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Dr. George Baourakis is the Studies and Research Coordinator of the Business Economics and Management Department of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece. He has been appointed as a Distinguished Research Fellow in Marketing-Management at several universities and as affiliate Professor at Nyenrode University, The Netherlands.

Prodromos Kalaitzis is a Senior Policy Advisor for Copa – Cogeca in Brussels, Belgium to promoting the economic and business interests of European farmers as reflected in their agri-cooperatives. He is specialized in agricultural policy, cooperative organization, competitiveness, single market and competition in the European Union.

Konstadinos Mattas is the Professor of Agricultural Policy in the Department of Agricultural Economics in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is managing editor of the "Agricultural Economics Review", Editor in chief of the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Economics" and a member of the editorial team for the Journal "New Medit" and "Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing"