A European Challenge
Illustrated by a range of case studies from across Europe, this volume examines the interface of agricultural - and sometimes rural - development and the social and economic feasibility of traditional modes of production and consumption. It also provides an overview of the various strategies and policies concerning sustainable agriculture.
Introduction; The complex force field of traditional food systems: setting the scene, Teresa de Noronha Vaz and Peter Nijkamp.; Part I Sustainability and European Rurality: Is the world food system compatible with sustainable development?, Jean Louis Rastoin; Sustainability and agri-environmental policy in the European Union: a meta-analytic investigation, Katrin Oltmer, Peter Nijkamp, Raymond Florax and Floor Brouwer; A comparative analysis of rurality at the EU level and Turkey, Aliye Ahu Gulumser, Tuzin BAycan-Levent and Peter Nijkamp; Governance and determinants of local economic development, Paulo Alexandre Neto, Joao Almeida Couto and Maria Manuel Natario; The role of cultural values in rural development, Edina Szlanyinka.; Part II Traditional Markets and Globalization: Meat processing in the Ibero-American countries: a historical view, Javier Mateo, Irma Caro, Ana Cristina Figueira, Daphne Ramos and Jose M. Zumalacarregui; Market integration and market power in the internal EU market for butter, Heinrich Hockmann and Eva Voneki; The Romanian food consumption model in the context of the European Union integration, Cecilia Alexandri and Cornelia Alboiu; How could traditional consumption stimulate the bakery industry?, Iuliana Ionel; Consumer decision making with regard to organic food products, John Thogerson.; Part III Mass and Segmentation in Traditional Food Markets: Local honey production: export or indigenous growth?, Teresa de Noronha Vaz; Market dynamics and policy reforms in the olive oil sector: a European perspective, Samir Mili; Traditional Belgian beers in a global market economy, Tessa Avermaete and Gert Vandermosten; Protected designation of origin, sustainable development and international policies: a survey of DOC wines from Emilia-Romagna, Silvia Gatti; Large-scale production and market segmentation: an uneasy relationship, Teresa de Noronha Vaz and Peter Nijkamp; Traditional food production, market segments and rural sustainable development: a synthesis, Jean Louis Rastoin; Index.