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Geographical indications for agricultural products in the EU: food quality policy, farmer benefits and consumer demands. Scientific Messenger of Lviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies named after S.Z. Gzhytskyj, Series "Economical sciences", vol. 13, no. 4, p. 318-325


Neuwirth, J.

2011-10-05

Globalisation trends and food scandals alienate consumers and increase their desire for more safety, traceability and trustability. EU quality schemes covering geographical indications for agricultural products tackle these issues and aim to provide better information for consumers in combination with positive income effects for farmers and producers. The present paper merges information on selected contents of the EU TECH.FOOD project with a literature review and the results of an Austrian case study to provide insight into the EU’s food quality policy and geographical indications, as well as their effects on producers and the demand of consumers for food quality.