Qualification schemes have become popular tools for supporting regional foods, yet little is understood about the impacts they have on the rural development contribution of such foods. Qualification processes may stimulate new networks and community actions, but they may also be incompatible with strategies of extended territorial development because of their foundation in theories of competitive advantage. To explore these issues, the evolution is traced of three cases of regional food production, where local actors pursue the opportunity to qualify products under EEC Regulation 2081/92. The results reveal, in practice, the different experiences that can evolve under the same qualification mechanism, and also how the consequences for rural development can vary. The paper concludes with analysis of factors influencing the involvement and behaviour of actors in regional food qualification, and what these infer for the rural development approach pursued.

Regional foods and rural development: The role of product qualification / A., Tregear; Arfini, Filippo; G., Belletti; A., Marescotti. - In: JOURNAL OF RURAL STUDIES. - ISSN 0743-0167. - 23:(2007), pp. 12-21.

Regional foods and rural development: The role of product qualification

ARFINI, Filippo;
2007

Abstract

Qualification schemes have become popular tools for supporting regional foods, yet little is understood about the impacts they have on the rural development contribution of such foods. Qualification processes may stimulate new networks and community actions, but they may also be incompatible with strategies of extended territorial development because of their foundation in theories of competitive advantage. To explore these issues, the evolution is traced of three cases of regional food production, where local actors pursue the opportunity to qualify products under EEC Regulation 2081/92. The results reveal, in practice, the different experiences that can evolve under the same qualification mechanism, and also how the consequences for rural development can vary. The paper concludes with analysis of factors influencing the involvement and behaviour of actors in regional food qualification, and what these infer for the rural development approach pursued.
Regional foods and rural development: The role of product qualification / A., Tregear; Arfini, Filippo; G., Belletti; A., Marescotti. - In: JOURNAL OF RURAL STUDIES. - ISSN 0743-0167. - 23:(2007), pp. 12-21.
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