By Christian Fischer, Monika Hartmann
This e-book is the results of a number of years of study job relating to tips on how to greater hyperlink farmers, processors and outlets with one another so one can make sure and increase the availability of nutrients items which meet buyer wants and needs. The ebook is dependent in 3 elements. beginning with an summary concerning major advancements within the agri-food region with relevance for chain relationships (chapter 1), half I is principally thinking about offering the theoretical foundations for analysing agrifood chain family members (chapters 2, three and 4). development in this conceptual foundation, the second one half provides in-depth empirical facts for various nations, foodstuff chains and chain phases concerning the problems with belief and sustainable relationships in agri-food chains (chapters five to 14). The beef (beef and pigmeat) is the focal point of chapters five, 7 and nine. Cereals (bread and malting barley) are analysed in chapters five, 7, eight, 10 and thirteen. Horticultural items (fresh produce and wine) are investigated in chapters 6, 12 and 14. locally, the experiences hide Europe, North the USA (the USA), China, Australia and the Philippines. whereas such a lot stories have been carried out in constructed markets, chapters 6 and 12 examine the particularities of transition or constructing economies. As to person agri-food chain stakeholders, a couple of chapters (chapters five to twelve, 14 and 15) supply and speak about separate findings for farmers, nutrition processors or shops. in keeping with the theoretical and empirical findings within the first elements of the e-book, thoughts for agribusiness managers (chapter 15) and policy-makers (chapter sixteen) are defined within the 3rd half. bankruptcy 17 discusses avenues for destiny research. Read more...
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2008). According to data from the European Union’s statistical agency Eurostat, in the EU-25 in 2005 there were still 11 Collusion can be defined as unauthorized collaboration or working with others without permission. 12 A cartel can be defined as a group of producers who act together to fix price, output or conditions of sale. ’s (2009) statement that ‘market power [in the food sector] in the euro area appears to be neither particularly high nor especially low’ (p. 16). Hence, while rising concentration in particular at the retail level may limit collaboration choices in some cases, forcing agricultural producers and processors to engage in ‘unsatisfying but stable’ business relationships (Backhaus and Büschken, 1999), in general there still seems to be sufficient competition to allow most agri-food companies to build and maintain any number of non-collusive and sustainable chain relationships they need to.
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Agri-food chain relationships by Christian Fischer, Monika Hartmann