Responsible Partner: Wageningen University (WU) and Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CRA-INEA)
L. Cesaro, L. Dries, R. Ihle, S. Marongiu, J. Peerlings, K. Poetschki, A. Schioppa
Date of Publication: February 2020

This report considers the impact of farmers’ engagement in Food Quality Schemes (FQS) and Short Food Supply Chains (SFSC) on farm performance. The report comprises three main sections:

  • The first section focuses on EU Food Quality Schemes (FQS) in Italy and more particularly on Geographical Indications (GI), namely the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).
  • The second section focusses on four FQS: PDO, PGI, TSG (Traditional Specialty Guaranteed) and mountain products.
  • The third section focuses on the effect of engagement in Short Food Supply Chains (SFSC) on farm performance.

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