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Consumer Demand for Quality: Major Determinant for Agricultural and Food Trade in the Future?

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  • Caswell, Julie
  • Joseph, Siny

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The impact of consumer demand for quality on the agricultural and food system is an increased emphasis on quality differentiation but not all in the direction of upgrading quality. The more elite market segments are thriving and reaching growing numbers of consumers but the basic price/quality markets remain strong. Most recent economic studies find that consumers are willing to pay for food safety and other quality attributes, and for information about them. The magnitude of the valuations varies by food product, attribute, country, and study design. This literature and a case study of genetically modified foods suggest that consumer demand has a strong effect on agricultural and food trade.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Food Marketing Policy Center in its series Research Reports with number 149196.

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Keywords: food quality; food safety; consumer demand; willingness to pay; international trade; Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; International Relations/Trade; D12; L15; Q18;

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