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  1. Climate change poses significant challenges to agricultural systems in the Mediterranean region, with Italy being significantly affected. This literature scoping review aims to examine existing research on the...

    Authors: Giuseppe Pulighe, Antonella Di Fonzo, Marco Gaito, Sabrina Giuca, Flavio Lupia, Guido Bonati and Simonetta De Leo
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:23
  2. In the context of the urgent need to establish sustainable food systems, community-supported agriculture (CSA), in which consumers share risks with producers, has gained increasing attention. Understanding the...

    Authors: Sota Takagi, Yusuke Numazawa, Kentaro Katsube, Wataru Omukai, Miki Saijo and Takumi Ohashi
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:22
  3. Consumers are demonstrating increasing awareness towards initiatives promoting sustainable practices in the food sector. This is particularly pronounced among university students, a segment known for its recep...

    Authors: Naomi di Santo, Giovanbattista Califano, Roberta Sisto, Francesco Caracciolo and Vittoria Pilone
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:21
  4. Assessing the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of food production is imperative for aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and adhering to evolving regulato...

    Authors: Francisco José Castillo-Díaz, Luis J. Belmonte-Ureña, María José López-Serrano and Francisco Camacho-Ferre
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:20
  5. Kindergarten farms are educational initiatives aiming to reinforce or even create relationships between nature and future generations involving them in agricultural settings. They take the form of Outdoor Educ...

    Authors: Chiara Paffarini, Biancamaria Torquati, Moira Sannipoli, Alessia Fabbri and Lucio Cecchini
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:17
  6. In recent years, agroecology has gained prominence as one of the innovative approaches to agriculture that could positively contribute to achieving sustainable food systems. As a transdisciplinary science, agr...

    Authors: Vincenzo Fiore, Massimiliano Borrello, Domenico Carlucci, Giacomo Giannoccaro, Simone Russo, Sarah Stempfle and Luigi Roselli
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:16
  7. While soft drinks stand out as a major cause of obesity and overweight worldwide, the USA is the country most concerned with this problem. To reverse the situation, experts have agreed that labels and taxes re...

    Authors: Clement O. Codjia, Timothy A. Woods and Yuqing Zheng
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:15
  8. The Italian legislator has adopted several instruments to discourage undeclared work and exploitative labour in agriculture, mostly of a penal-repressive nature. Among the direct and indirect policy measures, ...

    Authors: Eleonora Sofia Rossi, Luca Cacchiarelli, Simone Severini and Alessandro Sorrentino
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:14
  9. Despite its potential economic and environmental benefits, intercropping adoption remains limited in Europe. Drawing upon the Transtheoretical Model, this paper views adoption decision as stages of behavioural...

    Authors: Thanh Mai Ha, Gordana Manevska-Tasevska, Martin Weih and Helena Hansson
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:12
  10. The need for a more sustainable agri-food system is a topic that has attracted growing interest in recent years. Several international and European policies such as Agenda 2030 and the European Green Deal have...

    Authors: Elena Ricciolini, Lucia Rocchi, Luisa Paolotti, Nicola Gennari, Alessandro Ottaviani, Francisco Ruiz de la Rúa and Antonio Boggia
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:11
  11. In recent decades, the business world has undergone a paradigm shift, prioritizing social and environmental considerations over the exclusive pursuit of economic profits. Corporate social responsibility has be...

    Authors: Carlos Anguiano-Santos and Macario Rodríguez-Entrena
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:10
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic generated diverse impacts and responses in agricultural value chains worldwide. Cocoa is a key crop for Ecuadorian exports, and the analysis of effects the pandemic had on value chain act...

    Authors: Guillermo Zambrano, Lina M. Tennhardt, Moritz Egger, Karen Ramírez, Adriana Santos, Byron Moyano and Michael Curran
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:9
  13. Trust, safety, and quality are among the most important factors in the agri-food supply chains. Traceability is a powerful tool to ensure them, but implementing a transparent and effective system is a complex ...

    Authors: Giulia Chiaraluce, Deborah Bentivoglio, Adele Finco, Mariantonietta Fiore, Francesco Contò and Antonino Galati
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:6
  14. The Russia–Ukraine conflict has caused a global food security crisis, impacting sustainable development goals. Predicting the crisis’s impact on food security is crucial for global stability by 2030. From a ma...

    Authors: Yuan Xu, Jieming Chou, Zhongxiu Wang and Wenjie Dong
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:5
  15. Regulation of meat consumption appears to be a relevant public policy to limit diet-related greenhouse gas emissions. However, the real impact of such a policy (e.g., tax) on human health and nutrition remains...

    Authors: Pierre Levasseur, François Mariotti, Isabelle Denis and Olga Davidenko
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:4
  16. Share of national food products in retail is a frequent subject of policy debates. Local food is often associated with national security, sustainability, and support of local economy, contributing to value-add...

    Authors: Gyula Kasza, Judit Oláh, József Popp, Zoltán Lakner, László Fekete, Enikő Pósa, Widya Satya Nugraha and Dávid Szakos
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:3
  17. Third-party certification (TPC) is the standard approach to quality assurance for organic production, but its administrative burden and cost make it difficult for smallholders to access it. Internal Control Sy...

    Authors: Giovanna Sacchi, Lavinia Romanello and Maurizio Canavari
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2024 12:2
  18. The widespread consumption of alternative meat products, such as plant-based alternatives in the hamburger patty market, has provided insights into the potential of commercially produced cultured meat. Evidenc...

    Authors: C. Z. Tsvakirai and L. L. Nalley
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:52
  19. The European Green Deal sets a target of at least 25% of the total EU agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. In the case of the Spanish olive sector, organic olive farming accounts for barely 10% of ...

    Authors: Jaime Martín-García, José A. Gómez-Limón and Manuel Arriaza
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:51
  20. Feed importers in some EU member states face constraints on imports of genetically modified (GM) soy, a practice that may compromise the interests of EU livestock farmers. Using the cases of Sweden and Austria...

    Authors: Shyam Kumar Basnet, Ranjan Kumar Ghosh, Mattias Eriksson and Carl-Johan Lagerkvist
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:50
  21. Online presence is essential for companies operating in the social economy. The health crisis resulting from Covid-19 has reinforced the need to access the Internet and develop online commerce. This paper anal...

    Authors: Eduard Cristobal-Fransi, Natalia Daries, José Ramón Cardona and María de la Cruz Del Río-Rama
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:49
  22. In general, consumers have very little knowledge about production methods employed in the fish sector, and this lack of information contributes to skepticism and confusion when they choose and purchase fish. I...

    Authors: Davide Menozzi, Rungsaran Wongprawmas, Giovanni Sogari, Francesco Gai, Giuliana Parisi and Cristina Mora
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:47
  23. Consumption of the avocado fruit and its availability in the retail market has increased in recent decades and with it the desire to learn more about the market and consumer choices. This research aims to expl...

    Authors: Nicole Roberta Giuggioli, Valentina Maria Merlino, Antonina Sparacino, Cristiana Peano, Danielle Borra and Stefano Massaglia
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:46
  24. Electronic traceability (e-traceability) is a growing trend in the agri-food industry, offering improved transparency, accountability, and reduced risk of foodborne illnesses through the use of electronic syst...

    Authors: Mladen Krstić, Giulio Paolo Agnusdei, Snežana Tadić and Pier Paolo Miglietta
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:42
  25. This study evaluates the effects of traffic light (TL) nutritional label attributes on children’s food choices. Data were collected from a survey of 1179 Ecuadorian students attending public middle and high sc...

    Authors: Tania Cabrera, Carlos E. Carpio, Oscar Sarasty, Susan E. Watson and María-Susana Gonzalez
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:41
  26. The repurposing of surplus food and food processing by-products is a key aspect of the shift towards a circular bioeconomy. In the Netherlands, food supply chain actors are already working towards making bette...

    Authors: Madhura Rao, Aalt Bast and Alie de Boer
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:40
  27. Agriculture is a major source of food and income for poor and rural households living in developing countries; yet, agricultural systems are increasingly threatened by changing climate conditions that compromi...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Trentinaglia, Lucia Baldi and Massimo Peri
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:39
  28. Meat-based diets are still the norm, and vegans and vegetarians represent only a small minority of the population. A transition, respectively, behavioural change towards a diet with less meat can only occur by...

    Authors: David Kühn, Adriano Profeta, Thomas Krikser and Volker Heinz
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:38
  29. This study identifies changes in fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption habits during the COVID-19 pandemic in Quito-Ecuador and observe relationships regarding household income and the relevance of FV nutrition...

    Authors: Maria Jose Andrade-Cuvi, Cesar Montalvo and Carlota Moreno-Guerrero
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:37
  30. Around 75% of tropical deforestation in the XXI century has been driven by the expansion of agriculture and forest plantations. Since 1990s, palm oil has been standing for a critical global traded product in t...

    Authors: Giovanni Bausano, Mauro Masiero, Mirco Migliavacca, Davide Pettenella and Paul Rougieux
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:35
  31. This study aims to foresee the future of organic farming in the smallholder agricultural systems of the Valencian Region (Spain), as well as to identify how different drivers of change may affect such a future...

    Authors: Olga M. Moreno-Pérez and Amparo Blázquez-Soriano
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:34
  32. Processed meat products are a staple part of the typical European diet. Product packaging can include a considerable amount of information and, with other intrinsic and extrinsic attributes, substantially infl...

    Authors: Áron Török, Ching-Hua Yeh, Davide Menozzi, Péter Balogh and Péter Czine
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:33
  33. The agri-food sector is a key component of the Italian economy and the Made in Italy products are altogether the core of it with a strong export propensity. This paper analyses the recent export performance of...

    Authors: Anna Carbone and Roberto Henke
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:32
  34. Rice cultivation in Sub-Saharan Africa produces a negative externality in the form of higher malaria risk. Larval source management, such as the application of bio-larvicides in rice fields, is available to mi...

    Authors: Alexis Rulisa, Luuk van Kempen and Dirk-Jan Koch
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:30
  35. Aethina tumida, commonly known as the small hive beetle (SHB), is a parasite of social bee colonies. In 2014, when the beetle was first detected in the Italian Region of Calabria, the Italian Ministry of Health s...

    Authors: Cristina Salvioni and Simone Cerroni
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:29
  36. Globally, crickets are gaining recognition as a valuable alternative protein source for human consumption due to their lower resource requirement and ecological footprint compared to traditional livestock. In ...

    Authors: Arnold L. Musungu, Beatrice W. Muriithi, Changeh J. Ghemoh, Dorothy Nakimbugwe and Chrysantus M. Tanga
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:28
  37. Consumers’ interest in product information, such as nutrition, environment, and social aspects, is increasing in the food market. Blockchain technology can enhance credibility of quality signals on labels thro...

    Authors: Caterina Contini, Fabio Boncinelli, Giovanna Piracci, Gabriele Scozzafava and Leonardo Casini
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:27
  38. Organic farming is one of the methods that increases the value added of agricultural products in a sustainable way. This paper examines how the adoption of organic farming has impacted the technical efficiency...

    Authors: Kenichi Kashiwagi and Hajime Kamiyama
    Citation: Agricultural and Food Economics 2023 11:26