Economic Studies on Food, Agriculture, and the Environment / Edition 1

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This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the Joint Conference on Food, Agriculture, and the Environment, organized by the University of Minnesota and several universities in Italy, and held in Bologna, Italy, on June 12-14, 2001. The papers are grouped into four sections: a) food, nutrition, and quality, b) land and resource assessment, c) agriculture and rural development, and d) environment and markets. Readers will benefit from the analysis provided in the papers and will gain new insights concerning alternative approaches to dealing with important policy issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306472428
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 8/29/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 369
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Food, Nutrition & Quality. 1. Differing U.S. and European Perspectives on GMOs; C.F. Runge, et al. 2. The Italian Legislation on Intellectual Property Rights Related with GMOs; E. Sirsi. 3. Child Nutrition and Economic Growth in Vietnam in the 1990s; P. Glewwe, et al. 4. Large Scale Retailers and Diffusion in the Agri-Food System of the ISO 9000 certified Quality Management System; M. Canavari, et al. 5. Vertical Coordination and the Design Process for Supply Chains to Ensure Food Quality; L. Venturini, R.P. King. Land & Resource Assessment. 6. Water Scarcity: Institutional Change, Water Markets, and Privatization; C. Dosi, K.W. Easter. 7. Evaluation of the Recreational Uses of Rural Land: a Case Study; G.M. Bazzani, et al. 8. The Value of Licenses for recreational Use of Natural Resources; M. Moretto, P. Rosato. 9. Analysis of Land Prices under Uncertainty: a Real Option Valuation Approach; G.D. Pederson, T. Khitarishvili. Agriculture & Rural Development. 10. Assessing Strategic Programs for Sustainable Local Development: a Case Study; S. Stanghellini, T. Mambelli. 11. Reinterpreting Structural Change in U.S. Agriculture; P.M. Raup. 12. Risk Management: from the Researcher to the Farmer; V. Eidman, K. Olson. 13. New Paradigms in Rural Development: Some Lessons from the Italian Experience; D. Romano. 14. Principles of Rural Tourism Development; W.C. Gartner. Environments & Markets. 15. Market-Based Mechanisms for Environmental Improvement; J.S. Coggings, P. Rosato. 16. Evaluating Sustainability in Planning and Design; P.L. Lombardi. 17. Transfer of Development Rights: an Innovative Approach to Urban and Regional Management in Italy; E. Micelli. 18. Transformation of Recreational Environmental Goods and Services Provided by Agriculture and Forestry Into Recreational Environmental Products; M. Merlo. 19. Integrating Prediction models, Evaluation Methodologies and Gis: The Assessment of Agriculture-Environment Relationships in the Trasimeno Watershed; P. Abbozzo, et al. 20. The Application of Reg. 2078/1992 in the Province of Vicenza; T. Tempesta, M. Thiene. 21. Application of Agro-Environmental Programs in Emilia-Romagna Regio; G.M. Bazzani, et al. 22. A Decision Support System for the Economic-Environmental Assessment of Crop Production; G.M. Bazzani, et al. 23.Traffic Noise and Housing Values; G. Marella, P. Rosato.
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