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Sustainable Agricultural Food Marketing

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Food".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 237

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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Università degli Studi di Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: economy and agricultural policy; economy of agricultural markets; marketing management and agribusiness; economy of the agro-food system
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, 90100 Palermo, Italy
Interests: agricultural economics; food products marketing; wine marketing; wine tourism; experiential marketing; multivariate statistical analysis and sampling studies on consumers; focus groups; food product quality and consumer perception; consumer behavior
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environment (Di3A), Section of Agri-Food Economics, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: marketing of agri-food products; policies of protection and valorization of quality agri-food products; agro biodiversity; social agriculture; rural development policies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of the Special Issue is to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for Sustainable Agricultural Food Marketing.

In a global emergency induced by pandemics and war, it is especially important to conduct research and discuss agricultural and sustainable food marketing.

The term sustainable agriculture has been given many definitions, many of which seem to agree with defining sustainability as a characteristic of the performance of agricultural systems, rather than trying to define sustainable agricultural practices, methods, or enterprises.

Although sustainable agriculture is a difficult term to define operationally, it encompasses the practice of low-input agricultural production technologies.

We should recall additionally that sustainable agriculture includes the sustainability of agricultural production and agricultural marketing, the sustainability of the rural economy, ecological and environmental sustainability within agricultural systems, and the sustainability of rural society.

Limited consideration has been given to marketing as a means to improve the overall sustainability of agriculture.

Agricultural marketing could generate gains in both production and wages throughout the economy, drive up agricultural producer prices, and reduce consumer food prices.

However, there is still limited marketing information given to farmers that can be of use in their quest for sustainability. Much of the marketing information that has been provided focuses only on added value, centering on strategies for increasing profits rather than improving the overall sustainability of food systems.

This Special Issue is designed following markedly interdisciplinary logic and focuses on the theme of sustainability, and makes an effort to explain the economics of agricultural marketing and sustainable development, emphasizing additionally the importance and objectives of agricultural marketing.

It intercepts experts in the field of corporate sustainability management, declining in its characterizing dimensions of economic–financial, social, environmental, governance, and sustainability policies.

This Special Issue includes contributions that present conceptual frameworks, systematic reviews of the literature, and empirical results.

The following list of topics is by no means exhaustive, instead constituting suggestions for scientific investigation: sustainable agro-food studies, agricultural systems, agricultural politics, agricultural economics, agricultural policy, agro-industrial chains, behavioral economics, business economics, marketing management, psychology, educational quality, research quality assessment, research strategy, capacity building, agribusiness, agricultural development, food tourism, business administration, strategic management, development economics, etc.

The papers contained within this publication will contribute value based on their originality and their coherence with the objective of the Special Issue, which is to collect contributions on a relevant topic that will contribute in the future to the sustainability of agricultural economics and marketing management systems and to activating an interdisciplinary comparison internationally.

Dr. Claudio Bellia
Dr. Marzia Ingrassia
Dr. Vera Teresa Foti
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  • marketing of agri-food products
  • sustainable agricultural
  • agricultural marketing
  • economy and agricultural policy

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