This book brings together research on cooperative management from the agriculture and food sector. By examining issues from food-policy, trade and environmental perspectives and presenting both methodological and empirical work, it allows readers to develop a deeper understanding of collective management processes and cooperative initiatives, and provides a theoretical background for promoting research in the various sectors in which market communities operate.
On a more global level the offers insights into how to building powerful tools for decision making, particularly at a time when agriculture and the economy alike are affected by a volatile political, social and economical environment and are forced to undergo major structural changes.
Table of Contents
Towards a more democratic and sustainable food system the reflexive nature of solidarity purchases groups and the migrants’ social cooperative “Barikamà” in Rome.- Role of Buffalo production in Sustainable Development of Rural Regions.- What Does the Young Generation Want to Eat and Do for Being Healthy from the Perspective of Today and the Future?.- Tourist's behaviour towards local Cretan food.- Exploring-valuing alternative distribution channels a systematic literature review of the agri-food sector.- Opportunities of price risk limitation in horticultural sector in Poland.- Willingness to Pay for Malaria Prophylaxis in Ethiopia.- Alternative Distribution Channels of Fruits and Vegetables.- Evaluation of irrigation efficiency effect on groundwater level variation by MODFLOW and WEAP models: a case study from Tuyserkan plain, Hamedan, Iran.