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State of the art review - On healthy growth initiatives in the mid-scale values-based chain of organic food

Kvam, Gunn-Turid and Bjørkhaug, Hilde (2014) State of the art review - On healthy growth initiatives in the mid-scale values-based chain of organic food. Paper at: IFSA 2014, Berlin, Germany, 1-4 April 2014.

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The aim of the paper is to present results from a review of successful mid-scale organic values-based chains, where characteristics of such chains and their strategies for growth are in focus. The work is part of an EU-project, Healthy Growth, where ten European countries participate. Results are based on reviewed research in each participating country and a general review of research on successful chains. Results show that successful mid-scale values-based chains are characterized by an emphasis on diverse values and product qualities, they emphasize personal relationships between chain actors, are based on a diversity of consciously chosen sale channels both direct and indirect and utilize a variety of communication channels/means to communicate values and product qualities to consumers. They also employ a diversity of organizational forms/structures, where different forms of producer organizations are common in the majority of chains.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Food systems
Environmental aspects
Knowledge management
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > HealthyGrowth
Deposited By: Hilde, Dr. Bjørkhaug
ID Code:27675
Deposited On:30 Oct 2014 07:51
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 07:52
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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