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Food system integration of olive-oil-producing small farms in Southern Europe

Abstract : This study aims to identify the various forms of integration of olive-oil-producing small farms (OSFs) into food systems in four Southern European regions, as well as to identify the most beneficial strategies of integration. Drawing on data from the SALSA Project, the study has found that besides self-provision, OSFs are engaged in multiple types of integration, including reciprocity relations as well as relations with informal and formal markets. Multiple strategies with synergistic effects co-exist at the farm/farm household level. However, specific territorial resources are partially mobilized by actors’ strategies; consequently, olive oil identities are valorized on the market to some extent, but less so through positive externalities. Therefore, the unrealized potential of localization of food systems in which OSFs operate is identified.
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Pavlos Karanikolas, Victor Martinez-Gomez, Francesca Galli, Paolo Prosperi, Paola Hernández, et al.. Food system integration of olive-oil-producing small farms in Southern Europe. Global Food Security, Elsevier, 2021, 28, pp.100499. ⟨10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100499⟩. ⟨hal-03244501⟩



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