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Evaluation of policy measures for agri-food networks in Italian rural development programmes


  • Ventura, Flaminia
  • Diotallevi, Francesco
  • Ricciardulli, Nicolletta
  • Berletti, Maria


The agri-food sector is characterized by very heterogeneous agreements and formal and informal contracts aimed to create stable relationships among firms. In this scenario, the actors are linked by common interest in creating and distributing added value. In the network, the risk and the responsibilities are shared by the participants and the transaction costs are reduced by the presence of dynamic flows of information and knowledge. Consequently, the creation and development of agri-food networks is a main objective of regional administration in their Rural Development Plans. The article item is the presentation and the discussion of the methodology used for the evaluation of Integrated Measures Project (Progetti Integrati di Filiera, PIF) presented by firm networks and agri-food chains in Veneto. The result are demonstrated extremely interesting about the understanding of PIF. Moreover, the comparative study serve to understand the result in terms of competitive advantage and income for the farmers.

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  • Ventura, Flaminia & Diotallevi, Francesco & Ricciardulli, Nicolletta & Berletti, Maria, 2011. "Evaluation of policy measures for agri-food networks in Italian rural development programmes," 122nd Seminar, February 17-18, 2011, Ancona, Italy 100281, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa122:100281

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    1. Ventura, Flaminia & Diotallevi, Francesco & Ricciardulli, Nicoletta & Berletti, Maria, 2011. "Valutazione delle misure per i network agroalimentari nei PSR1: l’esperienza del Veneto
      [Evaluation of measures for agri-food networks in PSR1: the experience of Veneto]
      ," MPRA Paper 41465, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2011.

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    agri-food networking; food-chain policy; Rural Development Programme; Agricultural and Food Policy; Q18;

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    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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