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Analysing purchasing behaviour: A consumer segmentation of fresh-meat shoppers in Germany

Annika Johanna Thies, Daniela Weible & Matthias Staudigel
Negative effects of heavy meat consumption have been critically discussed in politics, the public and science for a long time. As there is heterogeneity in consumer behaviour, targeted measures regarding behaviour management can hardly be implemented on the basis of an average consumption levels but should take into account different consumer segments. Therefore, this study performs a segmentation and characterisation of fresh-meat-shoppers based on household panel data provided by the GfK. A cluster analysis was...


Gaber Shehata & Hanan Zahran
Foreign trade plays a great role to achieve economic development for almost all countries. However, Egypt being one of the developing countries is still suffering from the widening gap between increasing food imports and exports. This problem has subsequent effects on Egyptian agricultural trade balance and hence Egyptian balance of payments. The study showed that the relative importance of the total agricultural exports to, as compared to the total national exports, reached its highest level...

Bringing together stakeholders’ interaction and economic modelling: Recent experiences in designing research and agricultural policy

Petra Salamon, Martin Banse, Ana Gonzalez Martinez & Roel Jongeneel
Policies are becoming intensively interrelated while increasing numbers of societal groups and stakeholders are affected. At the same time, current and future challenges require improved capacity in terms of models, their linkages or redesigns to deliver forward-looking insights on policies. Different stakeholder workshops have recently been applied in two projects to support these activities, including stocktaking, inputs for narratives, feedbacks to outcomes, acceptance of analysis and drafting future research agendas. This paper describes approaches applied...

MCDM approach for planning a sustainable livestock enterprise

Franco Rosa, Luca Iseppi & Federico Nassivera
Beside the livestock activity provides excellent nutritional ingredients for the human diet, growing conflict among stakeholders are caused by the sharing of the property rights about the environment. Traditionally livestock management was focused on profit maximization related to scale economies, however an increasing number of stakeholders are concerned about the negative side effect of environmental externalities and solicit to adopt sustainable technologies to curb the natural resource depletion, soil and water pollution, gaseous emissions and...

Do Customer Profitability Accounting and Analyses Provide Managers with new Decision Support? Evidence from Norwegian Fish Exporters

Øyvind Helgesen
This paper has two purposes: (1) to study the relationships between subject ive and objective (cost-based) measures of customer profitability, and (2) to study managers’ collective cognitions of their customers’ profitability. Empirical data have been collected from four Norwegian fish exporters: (1) managers’ a priori subjective judgments of the profitability of customers, and (2) customer profitability accounts (not available earlier). This industry has a very high level of directly traceable costs (98.5 per cent) implying...

Perception of Quality Attributes in Short Agri-food Chains

Andréa Scalco, Gilberto Ganga, Sandra Oliveira, Roberta Piao, Gessuir Pigatto & João Guilherme Machado
This paper aims to identify quality attributes in products from short agri-food chains, highlighting the perception of these attributes in three types of short chains (face-to-face, spatial proximity, and spatially extended). We conducted a survey with 904 consumers in six distribution channels. The results indicate that the perception of quality attributes for consumers in short agri-food chains is not homogeneous. The results also shed light on the mechanisms adopted for transmitting information from producer to...

A Systems Approach to Institutional Diffusion in Taiwan’s Food Traceability System

Chia-Yi Liu & Tzu-Min Chou
A food traceability system is an institution that aims to reduce information asymmetry among producers, retailers, and consumers through public disclosure of information about the origin, production, and sales of agriproducts. System effectiveness depends on the changes that result from diffusion. In this study, we use Taiwan’s traceable agricultural products system to integrate mental models of multiple stakeholders to simulate interactions among institutional quality, adopter profitability, profit distribution, and institutional diffusion from a system dynamics...

Water Pricing in Agriculture following the Water Framework Directive: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Laura Mirra, Guido D'Urso, Giacomo Giannoccaro, Gianni Cicia & Teresa Del Giudice
In October 2000, the Water Framework Directive (WFD) established a common framework for water management in Europe, thereby substantially reforming European water legislation. The Directive encourages the use of economic instruments, including water pricing, to ensure water resource management and conservation. The aim of this systematic review was to establish the state of academic research on water pricing in connection with the WFD within the agriculture sector. It emerges that the issue of water pricing...

Do Technical Barriers to Trade Measures Affect Vietnam’s Tea Exports? Evidence from the Gravity Model

Nguyen Thi Thu Thuong, Doan Thi Hong Thinh, Nguyen Tien Long & Dinh Hong Linh
This paper explores how technical barriers to trade (TBT) affect Vietnam’s tea exports to 55 importing countries from 2001 to 2019. We use the gravity model with different estimation methods: ordinary least square (OLS), fixed-effect (FE), and random effect (RE) to estimate the impact of TBT on Vietnam’s tea exports. The results show that although GDP, population, distance, tariff, and participation in World Trade Organization (WTO) are crucial factors, the TBT measures imposed by these...

Ridley, M. (2020). How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

Rolf A.E. Mueller
Book review of the book Ridley, M. (2020). How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY. ISBN 978-0062916594.

Food Retail as the Coordinator Agent of Food Supply Chain: Challenges and Opportunities for Reducing Loss and Waste

Fernanda Kesrouani Lemos & Luciana De Paula Castro
Reducing food loss and waste is part of the food security objectives, and there is plenty of research worldwide to try dealing with this issue. This article proposes a theoretical analysis of food loss and waste in light of the agribusiness system approach, having the value system as a whole at a strategic level. Retail is appointed as the coordinating agent for having consumption information: several studies addressing sustainability use this approac h. Some opportunities...

Assessing Corporate Social Responsibility Efficiency for the International Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry

Magdalena Kapelko
One of the major challenges in the research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the aggregation of the CSR metrics into overall measures of CSR practices by firms. This paper computes composite indicators of CSR from an efficiency perspective using data envelopment analysis (DEA) for a sample of international food and beverage manufacturing firms over the period 2011-2018. The study’s contributions to the literature are twofold. First, this paper contributes by being the first to...

It is not just about power, but about the type of power - relational governance in the context of a transiton economy

Orjon Xhoxhi & Drini Imami
The paper analyses how intermediary’s bargaining power affects relational governance in the context of a transition economy, namely the case of Kosovo. There has been limited research and understanding about bargaining power and relational governance in developing and transition economies. Multinomial logistic regression is employed to investigate the factors affecting relational governance, which is operationalized as categorical variable: 1) Spot market transaction, 2) verbal contract and 3) written contract. The results of the study point...

Consumer attitudes and value perception for fruit with a lower carbon footprint

Maurizio Canavari, Marco Medici & Luca Di Noto
This work analyses consumers' attitudes for products characterised by a reduced environmental impact on carbon footprint (CF). Value perception was measured using a contingent valuation approach, asking consumers to state their willingness to accept (WTA) monetary compensation for a product exchange offer. Consumers were hypothetically endowed with a punnet of fruit produced with innovative, low CF farming methods and was offered to exchange it with a punnet of regular fruit. Results showed that demographics affect...

Companies and Society. The 7 Elements of Action. A Contribution from the Plate to the Farm

Sebastián Senesi, Hernán Palau & Marcos Fava Neves
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has generated great changes in society and business, particularly agribusiness. Consumers are more demanding, some countries have increased restrictive policies and retail has changed dramatically. The impact is everywhere. The purpose of this position paper is to summarize what we believe may happen in a short term period at the level of agribusiness. We will establish seven critical areas of change that may occur at this juncture considering both...

Modeling of Salt Supply Chains to Achieve Competitive Salt Prices

Isnaini Muhandhis, Budisantoso Wirjodirdjo, Erma Suryani, Heri Susanto & Ully Asfari
To achieve the self-sufficiency of salt, prices need to be considered. This study develops a dynamic simulation model of salt supply chains to analyze the significant factors affecting prices from upstream to Indonesia's downstream levels. A set of dynamic simulation models is developed to achieve competitive prices using system dynamics. Furthermore, the system dynamics framework is utilized because it can model non-linear behavior between variables with a significant contribution to the system. Based on the...

A Delphi Study on Blockchain Application to Food Traceability

Anna Aldrighetti, Maurizio Canavari & Martin K. Hingley
Blockchain has been described as a breakthrough Information and Communication Technology having the potential to ensure safe, immutable and transparent information exchange between actors. This study attempts to foresee whether Blockchain will play an important role in traceability management and how this innovation is expected to change the agri-food sector's future, using a Delphi group discussion with experts. According to our results, blockchain is potentially recognised as a decentralised system able not only to harmonise...

Foodstragramming of Solo Dining Experiencescape: The Fear of Missing Out

Bintang Handayani
This study explored the foodstragramming or consumption photo-sharing and the solo dining experiencescape. Solo dining experiencescape is framed by culinary tourists and food neophobia of Instagram users. The narrative approach was employed to explore an Instagram post on Brooklyn ramen shop by BuzzFeed’s Tasty in relation to food-related personality traits and perceived territoriality. The collaborative branding of culinary tourism experiencescape denotes the use of Instagram. Introverted Instagram users were found to be co-creators, but food-related...

The Impact of a Visual Cheap Talk Script in an Online Choice Experiment

Jade Ellis, Karen L. Delong, Kimberly L. Jensen & Andrew P. Griffith
Hypothetical bias causes willingness to pay (WTP) values to be inaccurate and is a prevalent issue in choice experiments. Research has shown that a “cheap talk” script may reduce hypothetical bias ; however, it is uncertain which cheap talk script format is the best at controlling hypothetical bias . Therefore, we conduct a choice experiment using a between-subjects design in which half of the articipants saw a “visual” cheap talk script and half saw a...

EIT Food - EU PRO4BAKE project: Improve artigianal bakeries performances considering both demand forecast and process optimisation: the EIT FOOD Pro4Bake approach

Remigio Berruto, Sara Beduschi, Botta Giulia, Patrizia Busato, Nadja Reinhardt, Andras Sebok & Susanne Braun
The bakery products subsector has the largest number of companies, value added, employees and number of companies in Europe (Food and Drinks, 2011). Over-consumption of energy in bakeries due to inefficient scheduling and production planning together with high shares of unsold bread waste (5-10% in Europe) is a big issue. Not only avoidable CO2 emissions affecting climate change and society, but also excessive costs for SME bakeries are severe consequences. Recently, the EU has identified...

Attitude changes through speed-dating conversations between farmers and citizens

Jessica Berkes & Marcus Mergenthaler
Alienation between farmers and citizens has increased with agriculture’s intensification and specialization in food supply-chains. More direct and equal dialogue formats are called for. Our research aim is to analyze to what extent a specifically designed dialogue format contributes to attitude changes among farmers and citi- zens. In a speed-dating format between farmers and citizens short conversations were organized. Attitudes were measured before and after the conversations. Fact-based and personal statements within the conversa- tion...

Dynamics and diversity of innovation support services: especially networking service activities on selected agro-food innovation cases in Madagascar and Burkina Faso

Hycenth Tim Ndah, Sarah Audouin, Sarah Crestin-Billet, Narilala Randrianarisona, Harilala Andriamaniraka, Aurelie Toillier, Ousmane Traore, Guillaume Fongang, Syndhia Mathé & Andrea Knierim
In this contribution, we have analysed the “dynamics and diversity of innovation support services, especially networking, facilitation and brokerage service situations as key for influencing successful outcome of innovation processes”?. Results indicate that service activities linked with “enhancing access to resources” and “offering capacity building, stand out as dominant across all three phases of innovation processes for the four innovation cases studied. This implies, support actors and beneficiaries of services seem to attach more importance...

Erasmus+ EU FIELDS project: bioeconomy, digitalisation and sustainability skill needs designed with a multidisciplinary approach

Francesca Sanna, Remigio Berruto, Botta Giulia, Daniele Rossi, Luis Mayor, Line Friis Lindner, Christoph Knöbl & Patrizia Busato
There are new challenges and opportunities for agriculture today, driven by the climate change, the greening of the products and processes, the reuse of side-stream products, the raised complexity of the chain and the increased availability of information. To successfully address and react to these drivers, agriculture and forestry needs new business models and skills. The identification of existing and emerging skills needs in bio-economy, sustainability and digital technology is of paramount importance in order...

Food Procurement as an Instrument to Promote Local Food Systems: Exploring a Brazilian Experience

Ricardo Serra Borsatto, André De Camargo Macedo, Leandro De Lima Santos, Wolney Felippe Antunes Junior & Vanilde Ferreira Souza-Esquerdo
Public food procurement is becoming more relevant among policymakers as a tool capable of supporting family farming, encouraging sustainable farming practices, and promoting rural development. Brazil is recognized as one of the first countries to develop national policies based on food demands from its public facilities to support family farming. Previous research has already demonstrated several positive impacts of programs based on public food procurement that establish new institutional markets aimed at the poorest family...

Food Value Chain Coordination in Practice: European and Australian Case Studies of the Creation of Chain Good Innovations

Euan Fleming, Garry Griffith, Stuart Mounter, Monika Hartmann & Johannes Simons
Food value chain businesses form alliances with horizontal and/or vertical partners to take collective action to either overcome or ameliorate chain failure, or to take advantage of new opportunities available due to innovations in products or processes. The desired outcomes from the collective action would no t be possible to achieve if these businesses acted independently. While such alliances and collaborations may take many forms, depending on the degree of commitment, the kind of governance...

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