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Cover for Organic research contributes to sector development and good organic policy: the Danish, Swiss, American and African case studies.

Research in ten countries (in Africa, America and Europe) has shown that organic research promotes evidence-based policy development. A seven countries study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2008) on how governments can assist organic sectors, provided guidelines...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effect of ICTs on agricultural distribution channels in Mexico.

This chapter applies the concepts of transaction cost economics and social embeddedness to examine the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in distribution channels for agricultural produce in Mexico. Two producers were selected for case studies: a cluster of banana growers...

Author(s)
Lastra-Gil, L. E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Russian trade in agricultural products: current state and influences of trade integration.

Trade in agricultural products has become more and more internationalized and globalized. A global trading system is now both more free and fair than ever before, which will boost global prosperity and contribute significantly to global economic development. Favourable conditions for international...

Author(s)
Erokhin, V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'The missing actor': alternative agri-food networks and the resistance of key regime actors.

This chapter focuses on alliances and resistances within niches at the regional scale, and on the specific processes which allow them to overcome barriers and enable an emerging transition. The case studies presented in this chapter are alternative agri-food networks (AAFNs) in three regions of...

Author(s)
Darrot, C.; Diaz, M.; Tsakalou, E.; Zagata, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lessons from support given to the implementation of food security programmes in over 100 countries: the feasibility of integrated food and nutrition security (F&NS) approaches.

FAO launched the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) in 1994 to assist member countries in their efforts to reduce the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition. Over a period of 14 years (1994-2008), the programme was implemented in 106 countries and mobilized US$890 million. Having learned...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Distributions and markets in Albania.

This chapter investigates the current state of distribution channels and markets for agricultural commodities in Albania. Priority is given here to an assessment of the following sectors of the agricultural industry: dairy products; olives and olive oil; meat; fruit and vegetables; and grapes, wine ...

Author(s)
Kapaj, A.; Imami, D.; Musabelliu, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641003)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Consumer preferences for selected agricultural products in Albania.

The first part of this chapter presents an analysis of the main trends in consumption of agri-food products in Albania, and other key issues, such as supply. Data are presented on consumer patterns and dynamics over the past few decades for the main food categories, along with comparisons with the...

Author(s)
Imami, D.; Zhllima, E.; Chan-Halbrendt, C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641003)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Trade in Albania.

This chapter provides a review on Albania's agricultural trade over the last 15 years (1996-2010). The five main sections of the chapter examine: (1) Albania's performance in terms of national and agricultural trade; (2) the main traded agricultural products and the main trading partners; the trade ...

Author(s)
Skreli, E.; McCalla, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641003)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Albania's agriculture sector: trends and projections.

This chapter shows how the substantial changes experienced by Albania in the last 20 years have decisively conditioned the trends of the agro-food system in terms of production, consumption, and trade balance. It looks at the impact of the collapse of planned-economy supply chains and land...

Author(s)
Leonetti, L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641003)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural production, prices and income.

This chapter provides an overview of the agricultural sector in the Serbian economy, covering land resources, farm structure, production, prices and income. The most important indicators of the agricultural sector in Serbia are compared with other Western Balkan countries (including Romania and...

Author(s)
Berkum, S. van; Bogdanov, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641454)
Type
Book chapter

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