Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Assessing the Sustainability Performance of Food Quality Schemes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Filippo Arfini, Federico Antonioli, Michele Donati, Matthew Gorton, Maria Cecilia Mancini, Barbara Tocco et al.
      Pages 3-21
    3. Valentin Bellassen, Federico Antonioli, Antonio Bodini, Michele Donati, Marion Drut, Matthieu Duboys de Labarre et al.
      Pages 23-45
  3. Cereal and Bakery Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Chloé Juge, Elie Langard, Mathilde Le Traou, Agathe Rival, Maëlle Simmen, Valentin Bellassen et al.
      Pages 49-68
    3. Edward Majewski, Agata Malak-Rawlikowska
      Pages 69-85
    4. Orachos Napasintuwong
      Pages 87-109
    5. Lisa Gauvrit, Burkhard Schaer
      Pages 111-130
  4. Fruits and Vegetables

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Marina Tomić Maksan, Ružica Brečić
      Pages 133-149
    3. Péter Csillag, Áron Török
      Pages 151-170
    4. Michele Donati, Marianna Guareschi, Mario Veneziani
      Pages 171-189
    5. Jack Peerlings, Liesbeth Dries
      Pages 191-200
    6. Agata Malak-Rawlikowska, Edward Majewski
      Pages 201-213
    7. Žaklina Stojanović, Bojan Ristić, Jelena Filipović
      Pages 215-230
    8. Konstadinos Mattas, Efthimia Tsakiridou, Christos Karelakis, Nikolaou Kallirroi, Alexandros Gatsikos, Ioannis Papadopoulos
      Pages 231-264
    9. Viet Hoang, An Nguyen
      Pages 265-285
    10. Apichaya Lilavanichakul
      Pages 287-302
  5. Meat Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Marina Tomić Maksan, Ružica Brečić
      Pages 305-317
    3. Michael Böhm, Lisa Gauvrit, Burkhard Schaer
      Pages 319-335
    4. Péter Csillag, Áron Török
      Pages 337-354
    5. Hugo Ferrer-Pérez, José Maria Gil
      Pages 355-376
    6. Hugo Ferrer-Pérez, O. Guadarrama, José Maria Gil
      Pages 377-401
  6. Dairy Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Elisa Husson, Lisa Delesse, Amaury Paget, Rémi Courbou, Valentin Bellassen, Marion Drut
      Pages 405-426
    3. Elena Cozzi, Michele Donati, Maria Cecilia Mancini, Marianna Guareschi, Mario Veneziani
      Pages 427-449
    4. Michael Böhm, Lisa Gauvrit, Burkhard Schaer
      Pages 451-470
    5. Jelena Filipović, Žaklina Stojanović, Bojan Ristić
      Pages 471-484
  7. Fish and Seafood Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. Lisa Gauvrit, Burkhard Schaer
      Pages 487-505
    3. Virginie Amilien, Gunnar Vittersø, Torvald Tangeland
      Pages 507-527
    4. Kamilla Knutsen Steinnes, Virginie Amilien, Gunnar Vittersø
      Pages 529-548
    5. Viet Hoang, An Nguyen
      Pages 549-567
  8. Filippo Arfini, Valentin Bellassen
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This edited volume evaluates recent EU quality policy, focusing on the structure, governance, technical specifications and performances – economic, environmental and social - of Food Quality Schemes (FQS) in the European Union and South East Asia. Initiatives such as EU Regulation No. 1151/2012 are relatively novel policies that seek to improve and promote the operation of schemes to protect geographical indications (GIs) for agri‐food products. The intended benefits of protecting GIs include generating a fair return for farmers and producers for the qualities of particular goods, and enabling consumers to make better‐informed purchasing choices through effective labeling. In addition, policy makers are now considering FQS as a means of not only guaranteeing quality in food production, but also sustainability.  

Despite these potential benefits, the economic performance of the FQS (e.g. PDO, PGI, organic) and individual GIs has been variable. While some GIs support significant value‐added production, with substantial benefits to producers, consumers and wider economies, many others have failed to become economically sustainable. In addition, the environmental and social performance of FQS remains largely unexamined, with the exception of the environmental performance of organic products which has been assessed in several instances through life cycle assessments. 


food quality schemes sustainability Protected Designation of Origin Protected Geographical Indication organic food food governance technical specifications for food value chain description food policy agri-food chain local agri-food systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Filippo Arfini
    • 1
  • Valentin Bellassen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and Management ScienceUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.CESAERAgroSup Dijon, INRA University of Bourgogne Franche-ComtéDijonFrance

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