Agri-food chain relationships by Christian Fischer, Monika Hartmann

By Christian Fischer, Monika Hartmann

This ebook is the results of a number of years of study job related to tips to larger hyperlink farmers, processors and outlets with one another so as to be sure and increase the provision of meals items which meet shopper wants and needs. The booklet is dependent in 3 elements. beginning with an outline relating to major advancements within the agri-food zone with relevance for chain relationships (chapter 1), half I Read more...

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People belonging to the high-income segments, more than others, consider additional, not necessarily health-related production processes as well as the way food is distributed also as important factors for their purchase decision. , Grunert, 2005). Though social and environmental Building Sustainable Relationships in Agri-food Chains: Challenges from Farm to Retail 33 accountability of an enterprise is not always directly honoured by a higher demand for its products (Scordamaglia, 2008), not to adhere to those norms increasingly implies a risk of being attacked by the public and especially by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as Foodwatch and Greenpeace (Heyder and Theuvsen, 2008).

In addition, it is not uncommon for standards to change their domain. For example, private voluntary standards can develop to legally mandated ones if adopted by state actors and authorized with legal power. Moreover, standards, originally implemented as public voluntary standards, might need re-classification as private voluntary ones if they are subsequently acquired by private bodies (Henson and Humphrey, 2008). There is, however, not only a continuum between public and private standards but also a close connection as will be shown below.

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