The importance of food production in rural areas, specifically for the mountain areas, has been confirmed by the European Union with the introduction of the Optional quality term “Mountain Product”. However, are stakeholders interested in the use and implementation of this new European tool? Aim. This paper aims at investigating into the answers to this question. The data was collected with the scope of knowing what the needs of cheese makers are, so as to further develop their important activities. Material and Methods. Firstly, a Piedmontese mountain area was taken into consideration and, secondly, some producers of Piedmontese traditional cheeses were chosen as samples. They were provided with a semi-structured questionnaire to gather information on their opinions about this EU commercial tool and real needs.

The Safeguarding of Agricultural Food Production in Harsh Environments and the Optional Quality Term “Mountain Product”. The Piedmontese Mountain (North-West Italy) Cheese Makers’ Opinions

BONADONNA, ALESSANDRO;VARESE, Erica;PEIRA, Giovanni;ROSATI, UMBERTO ANDREA MARIA
2016

Abstract

The importance of food production in rural areas, specifically for the mountain areas, has been confirmed by the European Union with the introduction of the Optional quality term “Mountain Product”. However, are stakeholders interested in the use and implementation of this new European tool? Aim. This paper aims at investigating into the answers to this question. The data was collected with the scope of knowing what the needs of cheese makers are, so as to further develop their important activities. Material and Methods. Firstly, a Piedmontese mountain area was taken into consideration and, secondly, some producers of Piedmontese traditional cheeses were chosen as samples. They were provided with a semi-structured questionnaire to gather information on their opinions about this EU commercial tool and real needs.
20th IGWT Symposium COMMODITY SCIENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD
Varna (Bulgaria)
September 12th - 16th 2016
COMMODITY SCIENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD. PROCEEDINGS SCIENTIFIC WORKS
Publishing house "Science and economics ” University of Economics
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9789542109044
Optional Quality Term, Mountain Product, Piedmont, Cheese makers, Traditional cheeses
Bonadonna, Alessandro; Varese, Erica; Peira, Giovanni; Rosati, Umberto
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