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Conceptual Framework

  • Filippo ArfiniEmail author
  • Federico Antonioli
  • Michele Donati
  • Matthew Gorton
  • Maria Cecilia Mancini
  • Barbara Tocco
  • Mario Veneziani
Chapter

Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filippo Arfini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Federico Antonioli
    • 1
  • Michele Donati
    • 2
  • Matthew Gorton
    • 3
  • Maria Cecilia Mancini
    • 1
  • Barbara Tocco
    • 3
  • Mario Veneziani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversità di ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental SustainabilityUniversità di ParmaParmaItaly
  3. 3.Newcastle University Business SchoolNewcastle upon TyneUK

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