Protected Designation of Origin food chain arrangements: leveraging market power for small-scale producers in marginal regions

Micha, Evgenia ORCID: 0000-0002-5697-3317, Vigani, Mauro ORCID: 0000-0003-2442-7976, Vlahos, George, Tsakalou, Emi and Maye, Damian ORCID: 0000-0002-4459-6630 (2022) Protected Designation of Origin food chain arrangements: leveraging market power for small-scale producers in marginal regions. Regional Studies. doi:10.1080/00343404.2022.2142543 (In Press)

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Feta cheese is a Greek product under Protection Designation of Origin (PDO), benefiting its producing regions with its marketing potential. However, farmers are, evidently, often excluded from this value chain. This study aims at understanding the opportunities farmers in Greece have for supply chain arrangements (SCA) that ensure fair market participation. It uses a two-step latent class analysis on data from a farm survey to explore and classify farmer-cheesemaker SCAs based on their perceived characteristics, farmers satisfaction, the availability of alternative options and farmers’ sustainability objectives. Results highlight the importance of collective arrangements, economic incentives and price formulation mechanisms in forming farmer-inclusive SCAs.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food supply chains; Regional branding; Cheese market; Small ruminant farms; Food marketing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2340.8 Small and Medium-sized businesses, artisans, handcrafts, trades
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5410 Marketing
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S560 Farm Economics
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Bee Ray-Smallcalder
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2022 15:02
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 10:30

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