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Are food supply chains in Africa geared for origin based foods: Evidence from Southern Africa

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  • Merwe, Melissa van der
  • Kirsten, Johann F.

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In a consumer driven world consumers want to experience a connection between the product that they are consuming and the origin of that product. To guarantee the validity of this connection and therefore the product’s origin attribute, traceability systems are required. The question is therefore whether food supply chains do incorporate strong traceability systems to guarantee the origin of a product. The paper draws on analysis of South African meat supply chains as well as some secondary evidence from Namibia.

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  • Merwe, Melissa van der & Kirsten, Johann F., 2013. "Are food supply chains in Africa geared for origin based foods: Evidence from Southern Africa," 2013 Fourth International Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia 161477, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaae13:161477
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.161477
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    1. Bulut, Harun & Lawrence, John D., 2007. "Meat Slaughter and Processing Plants’ Traceability Levels Evidence From Iowa," 2007 Conference, April 16-17, 2007, Chicago, Illinois 37576, NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management.
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