Economic Studies on Food, Agriculture and the Environment

Economic Studies on Food, Agriculture and the Environment

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This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the Joint Conference on Food, Agriculture, and the Environment, which was held in Bologna, Italy, on June 12-14, 2001. This was the seventh gathering of a biennal meeting born from a cooperation agreement between US and Italian academic and research institutions. This round of the Conference was organized in the Faculty of Agriculture in Bologna by the Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Engineering (DEIAgra) and the CNR Land and Agri-System Management Research Centre (GeST A-CNR) of Bologna. There were two main reasons for the choice of this location: fIrst, the Conference was dedicated to Maurizio Grillenzoni and Franco Alvisi, two colleagues and friends who passed away in recent years, and who committed themselves and played an important role in developing the collaboration agreement and promoting the past Conferences; second, in the year 2000 the Faculty of Agriculture in Bologna celebrated its fIrst centennial, and this Con- ference was part of a wide set of events organized to highlight the relevant role of the Faculty in the research activity, both at an Italian and international level.The Conference papers were articulated both in plenary and concurrent sessions, dealing with key topics for agricultural economists. A structure similar to the Conference was adopted for grouping the papers into the four sections contained in this book: * food, nutrition, and quality, focusing i. more

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  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 23.6mm | 730.3g
  • Springer Science+Business Media
  • Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2002 ed.
  • biography
  • 0306472422
  • 9780306472428

Table of contents

Food, Nutrition & Quality. 1. Differing U.S. and European Perspectives on GMOs; C.F. Runge, et al. 2. The Italian Legislation on Intellectual Property Rights Related with GMOs; E. Sirsi. 3. Child Nutrition and Economic Growth in Vietnam in the 1990s; P. Glewwe, et al. 4. Large Scale Retailers and Diffusion in the Agri-Food System of the ISO 9000 certified Quality Management System; M. Canavari, et al. 5. Vertical Coordination and the Design Process for Supply Chains to Ensure Food Quality; L. Venturini, R.P. King. Land & Resource Assessment. 6. Water Scarcity: Institutional Change, Water Markets, and Privatization; C. Dosi, K.W. Easter. 7. Evaluation of the Recreational Uses of Rural Land: a Case Study; G.M. Bazzani, et al. 8. The Value of Licenses for recreational Use of Natural Resources; M. Moretto, P. Rosato. 9. Analysis of Land Prices under Uncertainty: a Real Option Valuation Approach; G.D. Pederson, T. Khitarishvili. Agriculture & Rural Development. 10. Assessing Strategic Programs for Sustainable Local Development: a Case Study; S. Stanghellini, T. Mambelli. 11. Reinterpreting Structural Change in U.S. Agriculture; P.M. Raup. 12. Risk Management: from the Researcher to the Farmer; V. Eidman, K. Olson. 13. New Paradigms in Rural Development: Some Lessons from the Italian Experience; D. Romano. 14. Principles of Rural Tourism Development; W.C. Gartner. Environments & Markets. 15. Market-Based Mechanisms for Environmental Improvement; J.S. Coggings, P. Rosato. 16. Evaluating Sustainability in Planning and Design; P.L. Lombardi. 17. Transfer of Development Rights: an Innovative Approach to Urban and Regional Management in Italy; E. Micelli. 18. Transformation of Recreational Environmental Goods and Services Provided by Agriculture and Forestry Into Recreational Environmental Products; M. Merlo. 19. Integrating Prediction models, Evaluation Methodologies and Gis: The Assessment of Agriculture-Environment Relationships in the Trasimeno Watershed; P. Abbozzo, et al. 20. The Application of Reg. 2078/1992 in the Province of Vicenza; T. Tempesta, M. Thiene. 21. Application of Agro-Environmental Programs in Emilia-Romagna Regio; G.M. Bazzani, et al. 22. A Decision Support System for the Economic-Environmental Assessment of Crop Production; G.M. Bazzani, et al. 23.Traffic Noise and Housing Values; G. Marella, P. more