MEDITERRA 2007

Identity and quality of mediterranean foodstuffs
First Edition

Mediterra has focused this first edition on the questions of the identity, safety and quality of Mediterranean foodstuffs. Read More

Mediterra has focused this first edition on the questions of the identity, safety and quality of Mediterranean foodstuffs, thus highlighting the impact of designations of origin as a quality guarantee and a shield for many Mediterranean countries against imitation and relocation. The work presents a rigorous analysis of the risks in this field as well as consumer perceptions in order to specify the role played by identity, safety and quality in market construction. The milk industry is then taken as an example to illustrate future prospects and the policies implemented by a number of Mediterranean countries. The CIHEAM annual report, now entitled Mediterra, is a reference document which has been published since 1999 and reflects the development of the agricultural sectors in the countries bordering the Mediterranean. Maps, charts and tables provide details of the agricultural development indicators. Mediterra is published in five languages (French, English, Spanish, Arabic and Italian) and provides a basis for discussion and decision-making by policymakers and professionals. Mr. Bertrand Hervieu, the current Secretary-General of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), is the scientific editor of Mediterra. The CIHEAM is an intergovernmental organisation, which was established in 1962 and now has thirteen Member States in the Mediterranean basin; it has gradually come to be recognised as an authority in the fields of agriculture, food and rural development in the Mediterranean region.


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Author
CIHEAM,
Language
French
Tags
Publisher Category
> Europe > European Politics
Publisher Category
> Geopolitics > Sustainable Development
Publisher Category
> Environment
Publisher Category
> International field
Publisher Category
> Political Economics
Publisher Category
> Politics
Publisher Category
> Society
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
23 May 2007
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government

Paperback


Publication Date
23 May 2007
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1028-4
Illustrations
illustrations, color
Extent
Main content page count : 364
Code
9782724610284
Weight
700 grams
List Price
15.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


THE FOUNDATIONS of food safety
 
CHAPTER 1: Risks and food safety in a context of globalisation
towards a political and strategic approach
Food risks and food crises
The precautionary principle and public consumer protection mechanisms
Strategies of food system actors
Conclusion
Appendix
 
CHAPTER 2 : Quality perception and consumer behaviour
Food product quality
Intrinsic physico-chemical attributes
Extrinsic attributes
Quality perceptions concerning packaging and presentation
The distribution system and food product quality
Image and food quality perception
Consumer buying decisions
Concluding remarks
 
CHAPTER 3 : Food safety and market needs
A major challenge
Health crises: multiplication and media attention
Perceived risks
Food safety decisions
Traceability
Genetically modified organisms
National and international regulations
Consumer concerns
International competition, a security asset?
 
CHAPTER 4 : Food quality in Europe
European food quality policy
Protected Designations of Origin, Geographical Indications and Traditional Specialities
Geographical indications and the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Geographical indications and consumers
Organic Food
Final considerations
Appendix
 
THE QUALITY OF MEDITERRANEAN FOOD PRODUCTS
the case of milk products and milk derivatives
 
CHAPTER 5 : Roquefort
an emblematic RDO industry
The founding principles of the Designation of Origin: from the local area to the region
Designations of origin facing international challenges
The Roquefort RDO in regional development dynamics
Strengths and weaknesses of a course of development
 
CHAPTER 6 : Spanish PDO cheeses
a still atomised market
Growth trends in Spanish cheese production and consumption
Social and economic importance of Spanish PDO cheeses
Consumer-perceived food quality: the challenges ahead for Spanish PDO cheeses
Appendix
 
CHAPTER 7 : The quality of agro-food products in Tunisia
developing a strategy
Major changes
National policy and the legislation in force
Quality promotion schemes
Certification and quality marks
Organic agriculture and designation of origin/indication of source
Quality and the local market
Quality perception and behaviour of Tunisian consumers
Development prospects
Appendix
 
QUALITY AND STRATEGY
of the milk and milk product industries
 
CHAPTER 8 : The French milk industry
a major and mature market
Position in Europe and the world
The structure of milk production in France
Structure of the processing sector
The structure and development of consumption with the impact of health connotations
Conclusions
 
CHAPTER 9 : Milk and milk products in Italy
area policies and Europeanisation
Can one speak of an Italian milk policy?
Market size and value chain
Milk production is restructuring
A bipolarised processing industry
Consumption and distribution
 
CHAPTER 10 : Restructuring of the Spanish milk industry
quality and corporate strategies
Milk production structures and policy
Consumption and distribution of milk and milk products
Quality and traceability in the Spanish milk system
Structure of the industry and corporate strategies
Conclusion
 
CHAPTER 11 : The milk and milk product sector in Morocco
Overview of milk production policy in Morocco
Consumption trends
Legislation and regulations governing milk products and derivatives
Structure of the milk industry
Structure of milk product marketing channels
Conclusions and proposals for action
 
SECTORAL INDICATORS
Introduction
Populations and population trends
Population growth
Urban population
Rural population
Total working population
Working farm population
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Consumption
Agricultural commodities
Balance of trade
Cropland
Fertilisers, irrigation, yields
Self-sufficiency coefficients
References