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Food identity / food quality : insights from the 'coalho' cheese in the Northeast of Brazil

Abstract : In this paper, we address two central issues for agri-food systems: how demands for food identity interact with hygiene and nutritional requirements, and how the producers, in particular family farmers, are taking these changes into account in their strategies. First we develop a conceptual approach within which we stress the changes, synergies and antagonisms that have taken place in the perception of food identity and quality. We then analyze the roles these two factors play in the development of a qualification process for cheeses in Brazil. Finally, we make a general study of the economic consequences of these social phenomena on the organization of food production and we discuss the conditions under which family agriculture can benefit from the synergies between identity and quality through the commercialization of specific productions.
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José Muchnik, Estelle Bienabe, Claire Cerdan. Food identity / food quality : insights from the 'coalho' cheese in the Northeast of Brazil. Anthropology of Food, Anthropology of Food, 2005, 4, 14 p. ⟨hal-02672084⟩



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