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Scenarios of the organic food market in Europe

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  • Zanoli, Raffaele
  • Gambelli, Danilo
  • Vairo, Daniela

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Scenario analysis is a qualitative tool for strategic policy analysis that enables researchers and policymakers to support decision making, and a systemic analysis of the main determinants of a business or sector. In this study, a scenario analysis is developed regarding the future development of the market of organic food products in Europe. The scenario follows a participatory approach, exploiting potential interactions among the relevant driving forces, as selected by experts. Network analysis is used to identify the roles of driving forces in the different scenarios, and the results are discussed in comparison with the main findings from existing scenarios on the future development of the organic sector.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Food Policy.

Volume (Year): 37 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 41-57

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:37:y:2012:i:1:p:41-57

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Keywords: Organic food market; Scenario analysis; Network analysis; Uncertainty;

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