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Attitude of European and Chinese consumers toward food products from IPM: results from a survey

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  • Martina Mazzarolo

    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice CÃ Foscari)

  • Giacomo Ferraro

    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice CÃ Foscari)

  • Ilda Mannino

    (Venice International University - VIU)

  • M. Bruna Zolin

    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice CÃ Foscari)

Abstract

The paper aims to illustrate the factors that can influence the choices of European and Chinese consumers of products obtained with a lower use of pesticides (IPM methods). The results, obtained from a survey, allow identifying the most aware categories, those still far from a complete knowledge of IPM methods and their potential. They can also suggest useful policies to achieve a more sustainable consumption behavior.

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  • Martina Mazzarolo & Giacomo Ferraro & Ilda Mannino & M. Bruna Zolin, 2019. "Attitude of European and Chinese consumers toward food products from IPM: results from a survey," Working Papers 2019: 08, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
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    Keywords

    Food consumption; Regional Consumer Behavior; sustainable development; IPM products; EU; China;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • R2 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • Q57 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Ecological Economics

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