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European food quality policy: the importance of geographical indications, organic certification and food quality insurance schemes in European countries


  • Becker, Tilman C.
  • Staus, Alexander


The protection of geographical indications, organic certification and food quality assurance schemes are the cornerstones of European food quality policy. In this paper the importance of these voluntary quality policy schemes in the different Member States of the European Union is investigated. Member States may be grouped into four cluster according to the food quality orientation.

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  • Becker, Tilman C. & Staus, Alexander, 2008. "European food quality policy: the importance of geographical indications, organic certification and food quality insurance schemes in European countries," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44455, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44455
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.44455

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    1. Becker, Tilman C. & Benner, Eckhard, 2000. "Zur Problematik der Herkunftsangabe im regionalen Marketing," Working Papers 98715, Universitaet Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Markets.
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    4. Verbeke, Wim & Pieniak, Zuzanna & Guerrero, Luis & Hersleth, Margrethe, 2012. "Consumers’ Awareness and Attitudinal Determinants of European Union Quality Label Use on Traditional Foods," Bio-based and Applied Economics Journal, Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA), vol. 1(2), pages 1-17, August.
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    7. Zakaria Sorgho & Bruno Larue, 2014. "Geographical indication regulation and intra-trade in the European Union," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 45(S1), pages 1-12, November.
    8. Leidy K. García-Díaz & Wílmer S. Sepúlveda, 2013. "Variables sociodemográficas asociadas con la valoración de las indicaciones geográficas como herramienta de diferenciación de la producción agroalimentaria," Revista Lebret, Universidad Santo Tomás - Bucaramanga, December.
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