Ecsediné Wanek Zsuzsanna and Pásztor Zsuzsa (2019-08-13): Agrárpiaci Jelentések GABONA ÉS IPARI NÖVÉNYEK (XXII. / 16.) ISSN 1418 2130

Az Amerikai Egyesült Államok agrárminisztériumának (USDA) augusztusi előrevetítése szerint az egy évvel korábbinál 5 százalékkal több, 768 millió tonna búzát takaríthatnak be a világon a 2019/2020. gazdasági évben. Magyarországon az Agrárminisztérium (AM) tájékoztatása szerint 982,7 ezer hektárról 8 millió tonna kukorica kerülhet a tárolókba az idén. Az Oil World szakértői a legfrissebb, júliusi prognózisukban a világ szójababtermelését 350 millió tonnára jelzik a 2019/2020. gazdasági évre. A Tallage...

Hyland John, Crehan Patrick, Colantuono Fedele and Macken-Walsh Áine (2019-08-13): The Significance of Short Food Supply Chains: Trends and Bottlenecks from the SKIN Thematic Network

Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) are central to the alternative food movement discourse. SFSCs are based upon the interrelations among actors who are directly involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food products. They depend upon actors mobilising resources of various kinds: skills; knowledge; labour; capital; buildings etc. External factors such as policies and regulations can also encourage the creation of these shorter chains. The development of SFSCs can still...

Stanco Marcello, Lerro Marco, Marotta Giuseppe and Nazzaro Concetta (2019-08-13): Consumers’ and farmers’ characteristics in short food supply chains: an exploratory analysis

A “farmers’ market” identifies a common area where farmers meet periodically to sell food products which do not need to be processed before consumption. Farmers’ markets have recently experienced steady growth mainly due to increasing demand for traditional foods and rising consumers’ interest towards locally produced food products. It is also the case that they provide transparency along the supply chain and decrease information asymmetries. This study attempts to define the farmers and consumers...

Delicato Claudia, Collison Martin, Myronyuk Iryna, Symochko Tayisiya and Boyko Nadiya (2019-08-13): Is Local Better? Consumer Value in Food Purchasing and the Role of Short Food Supply Chains

This paper investigates the current research on how consumers select the foods they buy and how they define ‘quality’. Consumer decisions are complex and whilst a few consumers prioritise local above all other factors when selecting food, for most local is simply one of multiple factors which influence the food choices they make. Short Food Chains are not necessarily local but are based on supply chains with fewer steps in the chain from producer to consumer. Short Food Chains ensure that more of...

Giacomarra Marcella, Tulone Antonio, Crescimanno Maria and Galati Antonino (2019-08-13): Electric mobility in the Sicilian short food supply chain

This paper is the first study to explore the intention of entrepreneurs operating in the Short Food Supply Chain to adopt electric mobility inside their business. For this purpose, a case study approach was chosen, employing a questionnaire based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour and the New Ecological Paradigm to investigate the determinants affecting this intentional behaviour. The empirical analysis has been carried out in the city of Palermo (Italy), involving 42 entrepreneurs who participate...

Drejerska Nina, Gołębiewski Jarosław and Fiore Mariantoinetta (2019-08-13): Social media for interactions with customers within the short food supply chain: the case of the SKIN project

Consumers have great power in the marketing process and social media represents an opportunity for farmers/producers to promote and strengthen ties with consumers by building short supply chains. Current business trends involving the application of social media for communication with costumers can also be observed among farmers/producers. The paper studies the use of social media by farmers/companies – here, the EU SKIN project partners registered within the SKIN Good Practice Repository. A first...

Collison Martin, Collison Tom, Myroniuk Irina, Boyko Nadiya and Pellegrini Giustina (2019-08-13): Transformation Trends in Food Logistics for Short Food Supply Chains – What is New?

The way in which food reaches consumers is a high profile component of the food chain’s Greenhouse Gas (GHGs) emissions, but is changing rapidly as technology facilitates online and new targeted logistic solutions which deliver directly to the consumer’s home, workplace or other convenient locations. The challenge is how can new, more fragmented supply chains be developed without increasing GHGs emissions. More broadly speaking, digitalisation is transforming how all food logistics functions. This...

Nemes Gusztáv, Csizmadiáné Czuppon Viktória, Kujáni Katalin, Orbán Éva, Szegedyné Fricz Ágnes and Lajos Veronika (2019-08-13): The local food system in the ‘genius loci’ – the role of food, local products and short food chains in rural tourism

This article investigates the roles that locally produced, processed and marketed food (Local Food System) play in rural tourism and local socio-economic development. It is the first account of a 3 years’ research project (LO-KÁLI) exploring a successful Hungarian rural tourism destination, investigating both the demand side (what attracts tourists to pay for premium products/services); and the supply side (what attitudes, norms, values keep producers in their business). We contrast the externally...