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Conceptual Framework

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Matthew GortonORCiD, Dr Barbara ToccoORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer International Publishing, 2019.

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This chapter summarizes the concepts underlying the sustainability of food products that have a Food Quality Scheme designation. It provides the basis for understanding which factors influence the sustainability of Food Quality Schemes in their economic, social and environmental dimensions: the quality and its perception by the consumer; the value chain and its ability to deliver value added to producers; the territory in its ability to characterize, qualify and manage food production; and the role of governance actions. The chapter thus presents an innovative conceptual framework which is useful for assessing sustainability, which embeds the value chain into the territorial dimension under a new endogenous development model.

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Author(s): Arfini F, Antonioli F, Donati M, Gorton M, Mancini MC, Tocco B, Veneziani M

Editor(s): Arfini, F. and Bellassen, V.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Sustainability of European Food Quality Schemes: Multi-Performance, Structure, and Governance of PDO, PGI, and Organic Agri-Food Systems

Year: 2019

Pages: 3-21

Online publication date: 16/11/2019

Acceptance date: 10/10/2019

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Place Published: Cham


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27508-2_1

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ISBN: 9783030275082