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Unfair trading practices in the dairy farm sector: Evidence from selected EU regions

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This report examines the incidence of unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the dairy food supply chain. Drawing insights from data collected through a field survey among dairy farmers in five selected EU regions (France, Germany, Poland and Spain) we seek to understand the presence of UTPs across different stages of contract development. The survey data were collected in 2017 and in total it includes 1248 observations. We identify a total of 17 UTPs across all different phases of contract development. Results show that 98% of surveyed farmers have reported at least one UTP.

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  • Federica Di Marcantonio & Pavel Ciaian & Vicente Castellanos, 2018. "Unfair trading practices in the dairy farm sector: Evidence from selected EU regions," JRC Working Papers JRC112770, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
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    Keywords

    Unfair trading practices; food chain; dairy farms; Contracting; CAP; EU;

    JEL classification:

    • D86 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Economics of Contract Law
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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