Strength2Food book on the Sustainability of Food Quality Schemes Published
The sustainability of food quality schemes is assessed in a new book based on Strength2Food research, edited by Filippo Arfini and Valentin Bellassen. The book, published by Springer, presents a holistic methodology for assessing the sustainability of food quality schemes which is then applied to cases of Geographical Indications and Organic products from Europe and beyond. The analysis relates to five product categories: cereal and bakery, fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, and fish and seafood. The novel methodology captures both the value chain and the territory in which the process takes place, embedded in a single production system. The sustainability analysis for each of the food quality schemes describes impacts on the supply chain and production areas drawing on both a qualitative description of each FQS and its governance and a quantitative assessment of economic, social and environmental impacts in relation to equivalent reference products.