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A Multi-Criteria Approach to Assessing PDOs/PGIs: An Italian Pilot Study

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  • Galli, Francesca
  • Carbone, Anna
  • Caswell, Julie A.
  • Sorrentino, Alessandro

Abstract

The paper contribute to the assessment of PDO/PGI schemes by building an approach to measuring the actual performance of the PDO/PGI products in relation to the objectives of the European Regulation 510/2006. This is done through a multi-criteria ex-post analysis that compares the performance of different PDO/PGI products with respect to multiple criteria. The research presented, based on a small sample of Pdo cheese products in Italy, can be considered a pilot study that develops a comparative evaluation of the performance of PDO cheeses: i) relative to the different objectives of the schemes, ii) by using a set of suitable and informative indicators that can help to evaluate the effectiveness of a wide number of PDOs/PGIs with respect to the regulation’s objectives, and iii) by considering that different actors involved in PDO/PGI schemes may have different priorities with regard to the importance of different objectives in evaluating the performance of schemes.

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Article provided by International Center for Management, Communication, and Research in its journal International Journal on Food System Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 02 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ijofsd:121944

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Keywords: Protected Designations of Origin (PDO); Protected Geographical Indications (PGI); Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis; Cheese; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis;

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Cited by:
  1. Borec, Andreja & Prišenk, Jernej, 2013. "Models Of Partnerships And Organisational Forms In Short Food Supply Chains In The Slovenian Mountains," Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 60(2).
  2. Borec, Andreja & Prišenk, Jernej, 2013. "Models Of Partnerships And Organisational Forms In Short Food Supply Chains In The Slovenian Mountains," Economics of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 60(2).
  3. Deselnicu, Oana C. & Costanigro, Marco & Souza-Monteiro, Diogo M. & McFadden, Dawn Thilmany, 2013. "A Meta-Analysis of Geographical Indication Food Valuation Studies: What Drives the Premium for Origin-Based Labels?," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(2), August.

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