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German Pig Farmers’ Attitudes towards Animal Welfare Programs and their Willingness to Participate in these Programs: An Empirical Study

Louisa Von Hardenberg & Heinke Heise
In recent years, the image of intensive livestock production systems has been suffering from increasing public criticism. Many consumers express strong demands for higher farm animal welfare standards – especially in conventional livestock husbandry systems. This applies primarily to products from pork production, as consumers have criticized that the animals have not enough space in their stables and no possibility for outdoor access. Although pig farmers are key stakeholders for the implementation of animal welfare...

Willingness to pay for urban agriculture in Oslo

Geir Wæhler Gustavsen, Helge Berglann, Elisabeth Jenssen, Signe Kårstad & Divina Gracia Rodriguez
Urban agriculture is increasingly recognized as an important sustainable pathway for climate change adaptation and mitigation, for building more resilient cities, and for citizens’ health. Urban agriculture systems appear in many forms – both commercial and non-commercial. The value of the services derived from urban agriculture, e.g. enhanced food security, air quality, water regulation, and high level of biodiversity, is often difficult to quantify to inform policymakers and the general public in their decision making....

A systematic and critical review of life cycle approaches to assess circular economy pathways in the agri-food sector

Teodora Stillitano, Emanuele Spada, Nathalie Iofrida, Giacomo Falcone & Anna Irene De Luca
This study provides a literature review of life cycle approaches used to assess circular economy (CE) pathways in the agri-food sector. The scope of this review is to understand how and how much the LC-based analysis is useful to evaluate if CE strategies are more sustainable than linear/traditional economic models in agri-food production systems. To carry out the systematic and critical literature review the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) protocol was...

Spirituality in Agri-food sector: a complementary vision of slow food principles

Rui Rosa, Mafalda Nogueira & Filipa Azinheira
The goal of this paper is to develop a better understanding on the potential to recognise a fourth principle encompassed by the slow food movement – agri-food philosophy – supported in three factors: spirituality, socialization, and knowledge. Twenty-four national experts from business, administration and academic backgrounds have contributed their thoughts over three rounds: the first round was to auto-evaluate the degree of knowledge and the contributions of each expert, improving the design of the final...

Consumers’ contribution to a climate neutral EU: What influences the adoption of food-related mitigation options?

Corinna Hempel, Yvonne Feucht & Katrin Zander
The main aim of this contribution is to identify factors that influence consumers’ willingness to adopt food-related options to mitigate climate change and reveal how these factors are interlinked. In-depth interviews were carried out with 32 consumers in Germany, France and the UK; the results were analysed and described in the context of Alphabet Theory. The allocation of findings from the interviews to the theoretical framework helps to identify interrelations, to provide explanations and thereby...

Structural Equations Model of the Concha Prieta (Anadara tuberculosa) Agribusiness Management and Value Chain Performance in the Ecuadorian Mangroves

Eveligh Prado-Carpio, Moisés Martínez-Soto, Carlos Rodríguez-Monroy, Yilsy Núñez-Guerrero, Anne Morris-Díaz & Miguel Arias
Mangroves are tropical and sub-tropical ecosystems that fulfill multiple beneficial functions for preserving life on the planet and the economic support of families living in their surroundings. Such is the case of the mangroves in Ecuador, in which the "Concha Prieta" (Anadara tuberculosa) is produced through the manual extraction of natural populations. However, this production system is threatened by deforestation and overexploitation. This research aims to formulate an agribusiness management model that impacts the A....

Consumers’ Food Choosing Behavior under Nested Structure

Maurizio Canavari, Seyed Mojtaba Mojaverian, Hamid Amirnejad & Sina Ahmadi Kaliji
This study aims to investigate the consumers’ dairy food choice behaviours and preferences and their affecting factors based on a sample collected in Sari, Iran in 2018. This research used the nested logit model. The results revealed that yoghurt, milk and cheese were the most preferred among dairy products and older consumers were more interested in low-fat dairy products. Affecting factors on consumers’ preferences indicated that price and family expenses decreased the probability of their...

Nutraceutic Food: Testing The Consumer’s WTP for Sunflower PUFA Oil

F. Rosa, F. Nasssivera & M. Taverna
Nutraceutical foods are supposed to procure medical or health benefits beyond the effects of nutrients compounds alone. However, few of them are accompanied by convincing health claims, as the response to nutraceutical components varies from subject to subject, depends on the concentration of bioactive components and their efficacy must be tested in repeated clinical trials. Many medical studies have proved the non-substitutable roles of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (PUFA) in many biological and regulatory patterns....

Benefits of Regional Food Quality Labels for Czech Producers

Tomáš Sadílek
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the benefits of regional food quality labels for producers using the example of the Czech quality label, Regionální potravina (Regional Food). To do so, a telephone survey was carried out on a sample of 208 Czech food producers who have acquired the Regionální potravina quality label for some of their products. The results show that the producers have seen a positive improvement in sales following acquisition of...

Societal Perspectives on a Bio-economy in Germany: An Explorative Study Using Q Methodology

Corinna Hempel, Sabine Will & Katrin Zander
Bio-economy describes an economy based on renewable instead of fossil resources. To ensure the success of this transformation it is necessary to involve society into the process. Q methodology was used to empirically assess people’s perspectives on bio-economy in Germany. Using a Q-type factor analysis three perspectives were identified. “Sufficiency and close affinity to nature” focuses on natural/ecological relations, while “Technological Progress” favours technologies to become less dependent on fossil resources. The third perspective “Not...

Digitalization and Work Organization in New Urban Food Delivery Systems

Matthias Klumpp & Caroline Ruiner
Food distribution in general and within urban areas in particular requires a state-of-the-art logistics system. One important aspect is the level of centralization, which has shifting optima owing to emerging digitalization and peer-to-peer concepts. This study offers insights regarding the digitalization effects for innovative food logistics solutions. Findings are based on two case studies from (1) new urban distribution systems (Foodora, Lieferando, and Deliveroo) and (2) Foodsharing in Germany. Results focus on the digitalized fast...

Farmers Perception on Climate Change and Determinants of Adaptation Strategies in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State of Ethiopia

Afeworki H. Mesfin & Adam Bekele
Adaptation to climate change involves changes in agricultural technologies in particular and management practices in general to reduce its risk and effects. To minimize the losses due to climate change factors, farmers have employed different climate change adaptation strategies. Consequently, this study examines farmer adaptation strategies to climate change in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State of Ethiopia based on a cross-section data of three representative zones of Assosa, Kamashi zones and Mao-komo special district. The study describes...

Citizens’ Perception of Different Aspects Regarding German Livestock Production

Anja Rovers, Inken Christoph‐Schulz & Nanke Brümmer
This paper presents the actual perception of German citizens regarding the importance of different husbandry aspects. In 2017, an online survey with 2.400 respondents, based on a qualitative pilot study with focus groups, was conducted. Participants discussed about their perception of actual animal husbandry with respect to the design of stables and animal‐related aspects. Using two different ranking procedures, main points of criticism as well as sideshows could be identified for fattening pigs, dairy cattle...

Consumer cohorts and the demand for meat and dairy products

Geir Wæhler Gustavsen & Kyrre Rickertsen
Over their life course, people change their consumption habits when prices, income, tastes or nutritional needs change. The time period during which an individual grew up is often reflected in his or her consumption of different types of food. To investigate the possible links between demographic changes and food consumption, we constructed two-step censored demand systems for different groups of foods. We estimated the systems using Norwegian data for the 1986 – 2012 period. In...

Saving the breeds: German Farmers’ preferences for Endangered Dairy Breed conservation programs

Julia Anette Schreiner
Animal genetic diversity is a unique and irreplaceable heritage. Globally, about 20 % of all breeds or livestock populations are considered to be ‘at risk’ and 9 % are already extinct. On farm, the concentration on elite breeding lines has endangered a number of alternative breeds. In Germany, over half of the entire dairy cattle population belongs to only three dominant breeds. Although several alternative breeds are well known for superior functional characteristics like e.g....

Global Value Chains and Middlemen. A Comparative Case-Study of Norwegian Agricultural Export

Jostein Vik & Gunn-Turid Kvam
International trade in agriculture open markets abroad for producers and suppliers. However, the capacity to serve these markets are not evenly distributed. For many exporters it is a challenge to access foreign markets and connect to global value chains (GVC). Agricultural markets are often characterised by asset specificity and oligopsonic market structures. These are features that tend to imply hierarchic governance structures and asymmetric dependencies. Thus, for the exporters, how to engage with partners in...

Societal Perspectives on a Bio-Economy in Germany: An Explorative Study Using Q Methodology

Corinna Hempel, Sabine Will & Katrin Zander
Bio-economy describes an economy based on renewable instead of fossil resources. To ensure the success of this transformation it is necessary to involve society into the process. Q methodology was used to empirically assess people’s perspectives on bio-economy in Germany. Using a Q-type factor analysis three perspectives were identified. “Sufficiency and close affinity to nature” focuses on natural/ecological relations, while “Technological Progress” favours technologies to become less dependent on fossil resources. The third perspective “Not...

Supply chain management according to the concept of short supply chain

Sebastian Jarzębowski & Natalia Bezat
In the last two decades, the topic of sustainability has moved from the fringes of supply chain management research to the mainstream and is now an area of significant research activity, and in particular the short food supply chains (SFSCs). The growing interest in SFSCs reflects the consumer demand for quality and traceability, given the alarming health crises in food markets. The SFSCs’ have potential to increase farm value added (margin distribution), promote sustainable farming...

Knowledge management and organizational innovation based on the government-company-academy-producers alliance to reactivate the robusta coffee chain, in ecuador

Luis Alberto Duicela-Guambi, Moisés Enrique Martínez-Soto, Rey Gastón Loor-Solórzano & Carlos Rodríguez-Monroy

Munger, Michael C. (2018). Tomorrow 3.0. Transaction Costs and the Sharing Economy

Rolf A.E. Mueller
In the mid-1950s Erich Geiersberger, a journalist of the Bavarian rural radio, pioneered machinery rings. He had noticed that many family farms in Germany had over-invested in farm machinery compared to farms of similar size in France and in the Netherlands. This, Geiersberger worried, would threaten their competitiveness in the coming European Economic Community. Geiersberger suggested 'machine rings' as a solution to this predicament. Michael Munger, a professor of economics at Duke University in Durham,...

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