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Current issues in organic food: Italy

Canavari, Maurizio (2007) Current issues in organic food: Italy. In: Canavari, Maurizio and Olson, Kent D. (Eds.) Organic Food. Consumers' Choices and Farmers' Opportunities. Springer, New York, pp. 171-183.

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This chapter suggests some relevant topics for further analysis of organic farming and organic food markets in Italy. The discussion regards different aspects, taking into consideration farmer issues, supply chain issues, consumer issues, policy and trade issues, including farmers’ income, sustainable development and international trade. All these aspects show important implications with organic agriculture. A final section takes into consideration further emerging issues, linked to globalisation and to the need to foster further research activities in support of the diffusion of organic farming not only in Italy, but also in developing countries.

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Italy
Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: Italy > Univ. Bologna
Deposited By: Canavari, Prof. Maurizio
ID Code:13017
Deposited On:09 Jan 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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