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  1. The aim of the paper is to evaluate the sustainability of Alternative Food Networks in Italy through the construction of a composite indicator, the Global Sustainability Index. The index is able to provide dec...

    Authors: Luigi Mastronardi, Davide Marino, Vincenzo Giaccio, Agostino Giannelli, Margherita Palmieri and Giampiero Mazzocchi

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  2. Our paper focuses on Solidarity Purchase Group (SPG) participants located in a highly urbanized area, with the aim to investigate the main motivations underlining their participation in a SPG and provide a cha...

    Authors: Lucia Baldi, Danilo Bertoni, Giuseppina Migliore and Massimo Peri

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:20

    Content type: Research

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  3. Smallholder farming, predominant in Uganda, is characterized by low productivity for most crops including rice which is gaining prominence as both a food and income crop. The low productivity is mostly attribu...

    Authors: Daniel Micheal Okello, Jackline Bonabana-Wabbi and Basil Mugonola

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  4. This article analyzes the link between world prices and producer prices of rubber in Côte d’Ivoire. Using monthly data from 2006 to 2016, we gave special attention to structural breaks in the data and asymmetr...

    Authors: Mélanie Ahoba and Frédéric Gaspart

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  5. Frequent droughts in sub-Saharan Africa imply water stress for rainfed agriculture and, ultimately, food insecurity, underlining the region’s vulnerability to climate change. Yet, in the maize-growing areas, f...

    Authors: Franklin Simtowe, Paswel Marenya, Emily Amondo, Mosisa Worku, Dil Bahadur Rahut and Olaf Erenstein

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. The objective of the paper is to understand the process of designing a multi-stakeholder partnership in the adoption of sustainable innovations in value chains. More specifically, the focus is on the design of...

    Authors: Barbara Pancino, Emanuele Blasi, Anne Rappoldt, Stefano Pascucci, Luca Ruini and Cesare Ronchi

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  7. The interest in wine produced in an environmentally friendly manner is increasing in the global market among both consumers and producers. Moreover, numerous labelling and certification systems have been intro...

    Authors: Gianluigi Gallenti, Stefania Troiano, Francesco Marangon, Paolo Bogoni, Barbara Campisi and Marta Cosmina

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  8. The transfer of farm activity over time occurs through different pathways, among which the more frequent is intra-family farm succession. Thus, better information on farm succession determinants is crucial for...

    Authors: Daniele Cavicchioli, Danilo Bertoni, Dario Gianfranco Frisio and Roberto Pretolani

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  9. This study employs stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) correcting for sample selection bias, to determine technical efficiency (TE) and technology gap using cross-sectional data collected from 543 rice farmers ...

    Authors: Shaibu Baanni Azumah, Samuel Arkoh Donkoh and Joseph Agebase Awuni

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  10. No-tillage is a farming system aiming at minimizing soil disturbance associated with the cultivation of arable crops. This technique, together with the practices of continuous soil cover and of crop rotation, ...

    Authors: Danilo Marandola, Angelo Belliggiano, Luca Romagnoli and Corrado Ievoli

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  11. We examine the impact of food labels that make unsupported claims of food safety and labels that provide information to support such claims on consumer choices and examine consumers’ willingness to pay for bee...

    Authors: Kofi Britwum and Amalia Yiannaka

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  12. This paper examines the intra-gender nutrition outcome both with and without the presence of household level shock using Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Survey (LSMS) panel data in Ethiopia. We u...

    Authors: Gebremeskel Berhane Tesfay and Babatunde Abidoye

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  13. Smallholder farmers are excluded from efficient and effective participation in high-value agro-food market chains due to major competitiveness constraints and several market failures along these chains. The pu...

    Authors: Evans Ngenoh, Barnabas K. Kurgat, Hillary K. Bett, Sindu W. Kebede and Wolfgang Bokelmann

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  14. Proven that the adoption rate of a new product is influenced by the network characteristics of the early adopters, the aim of this paper is to find the network features of the early adopters associated with hi...

    Authors: Angela Barbuto, Antonio Lopolito and Fabio Gaetano Santeramo

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2019 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  15. Over the last decades, economic, social, and environmental changes have profoundly affected citizen-consumer’s lifestyle and food habits. Current food habits encourage people either to eat more outside home or...

    Authors: Concetta Nazzaro, Marco Lerro and Giuseppe Marotta

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  16. Among foods with credence attributes, food with “natural” components have received in the last years particular attention by consumers. This study applies the BDM incentive compatible mechanism to explore youn...

    Authors: Giuseppina Migliore, Massimiliano Borrello, Alessia Lombardi and Giorgio Schifani

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  17. Low adoption of agricultural technology is among the main reasons for low farm productivity and high incidence of poverty and food insecurity in sub-Saharan countries including Tanzania. In this study, we exam...

    Authors: Aloyce R Kaliba, Kizito Mazvimavi, Theresia L Gregory, Frida M Mgonja and Mary Mgonja

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  18. Agricultural price distortion which is the discrepancy between world market price of agricultural produce and price received by farmers as a result of market interventions by governments, either through subsid...

    Authors: Aimable Nsabimana and Franklin Amuakwa-Mensah

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  19. The Common Agricultural Policy has traditionally provided support to farm incomes via direct payments under the Single Payment Scheme. This article analyzes whether the reform of the SPS will decrease the conc...

    Authors: Stefano Ciliberti and Angelo Frascarelli

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  20. For horticultural commodities, labor is necessary for post-harvest activities such as management, marketing, packing, and distribution. We create a model with pre- and post-harvest tasks and transportation net...

    Authors: Andrew J. Cassey, Kwanyoung Lee, Jeremy Sage and Peter R. Tozer

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. In this study, we evaluate from the perspective of the theory of commitment costs if the level of farmer understanding about digestate attributes could influence the willingness to pay (WTP) for it. For this p...

    Authors: Gioacchino Pappalardo, Roberta Selvaggi, Salvatore Bracco, Gaetano Chinnici and Biagio Pecorino

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  22. In order to take appropriate and effective actions against anticompetitive behaviors in the agricultural sector, it is essential to understand the interaction between buyer power in agricultural procurement an...

    Authors: Tian Xia and Brian Sancewich

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  23. The contribution of farming to food security, nutrition, employment and poverty alleviation in Africa cannot be overemphasised. This paper analysed the effects of adopting ecosystem-based farm management pract...

    Authors: Caesar Agula, Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, Franklin Nantui Mabe and Saa Dittoh

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Micronutrient malnutrition affects 2 billion people worldwide and biofortification could prove to be a cost-effective solution to its alleviation. The aims of this study are as follows: (i) to understand consu...

    Authors: Salomón Pérez, Adewale Oparinde, Ekin Birol, Carolina Gonzalez and Manfred Zeller

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  25. Livestock production and consumption of meat are significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems and global warming. This paper investigates the role of marine reserves in shaping meat ...

    Authors: Beatrice D. Simo-Kengne, Johane Dikgang and Sunita Prugsamatz Ofstad

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  26. Weather index-based crop insurance is increasingly becoming important as a risk mitigation strategy that farmers may use to mitigate adverse climate shocks and natural disasters encountered during farming. Whi...

    Authors: William M. Fonta, Safietou Sanfo, Abbi M. Kedir and Djiby R. Thiam

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  27. This study evaluated determinants of food insecurity in the rural farm households of the Teleyayen sub-watershed in Ethiopia. The study used a multistage sampling procedure to select 215 sample households invo...

    Authors: Alem-meta Assefa Agidew and K. N. Singh

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  28. In the international scene, country-of-origin labelling (COOL) is a controversial issue. We aim at defining criteria for the country-of-origin marking COOL for processed foods and figure out the effect of COOL...

    Authors: Jenny Yuezhen Su and Maurizio Canavari

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  29. Factors influencing consumers’ perception of environmental effects of organic agriculture, and health benefits and consumption of organic vegetables were determined using linear regression analyses of primary ...

    Authors: Sansern Srinieng and Gopal Bahadur Thapa

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  30. This study investigates the factors affecting the inter-organizational relationships and governance of firms in agri-food supply chains and assesses the influence that the current conditions of vertical coordi...

    Authors: Luca Camanzi, Elisabetta Arba, Cosimo Rota, Cesare Zanasi and Giulio Malorgio

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  31. This article analyzes the impact of participation in off-farm activities on technical efficiency of maize production in eastern Ethiopia. We combined propensity score matching with a stochastic production fron...

    Authors: Musa Hasen Ahmed and Kumilachew Alamerie Melesse

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  32. Globalization-driven food trade policies and the transformations of food regimes have led to modernizing food habits and the growing substitution of traditional foods by introduced/industrialized foods in the ...

    Authors: Barthelemy G. Honfoga, Gervais N’tandou-Bonzitou, Raymond S. Vodouhè, Mauricio R. Bellon and Joseph D. Hounhouigan

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  33. Gender differences in fish processors’ willingness to pay for a group-owned fish solar tent dryer (FSTD) are being assessed by using the double hurdle model. Willingness to pay (WTP) responses from 382 randoml...

    Authors: Levison S. Chiwaula, Gowokani Chijere Chirwa, Lucy S. Binauli, James Banda and Joseph Nagoli

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2018 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  34. Sustainable feed formulation (defined here as nutritional and economic feed optimization) is substantial in feed chain production from crop farmers to livestock producers. Diet formulation employing a static l...

    Authors: Othman Alqaisi, Oghaiki Asaah Ndambi and Ryan Blake Williams

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2017 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  35. The purpose of this paper is to identify the main factors affecting the consumption of avocado fruit among Italian consumers. In order to respond to the aim of the study, an empirical survey was conducted thro...

    Authors: Giuseppina Migliore, Vittorio Farina, Salvatore Tinervia, Giovanni Matranga and Giorgio Schifani

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2017 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  36. The aim of the paper is to analyze how the dynamic capabilities of the wine industry actors, involved in searching for biodiversity, influence and are influenced by the dyadic buyer–supplier relationship. In p...

    Authors: Piermichele La Sala, Raffaele Silvestri and Francesco Contò

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2017 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  37. Our paper explores how participants of voluntary transparency systems react to the cancellation of such programmes. We concern ourselves with participants of the voluntary transparency scheme known as the “Nor...

    Authors: Anica Veronika Fietz and Sven Grüner

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2017 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  38. Consumer preferences about locally grown foods have been studied principally as they concern meals consumed in the home, while knowledge about consumptions outside the home is still fragmented. Studying the re...

    Authors: Caterina Contini, Caterina Romano, Fabio Boncinelli, Gabriele Scozzafava and Leonardo Casini

    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2017 5:21

    Content type: Research

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