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The impact of international safety and quality standards on the competitiviness of mediterranean fresh produce

Objective

As food safety and quality standards increase in developed countries and the integrity of existing institutional arrangements to guarantee those standards has come under increasing scrutiny, food products from Mediterranean countries may experience increasing difficulty entering global markets if they do not comply with international trading rules and/or voluntary, private standards such as supermarkets' assurance schemes. The main objectives of the research are to assess the nature of national food safety systems and the effectiveness of institutional arrangements in target Mediterranean countries to enable local producers to comply with international safety and quality standards, and to identify appropriate roles for facilitating organisations in the area of product quality and food safety.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
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High Street
TN25 5AH Ashford
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
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Luutnantintie 13
00411 Helsinki
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II
Morocco
Address
Rabat Institutes
10101 Rabat / Agdal
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Pater K. Utca 1
2103 Godollo
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria S/n
28040 Madrid