Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Environmental standards in the fruits and vegetables sector of Spain.
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Agricultural economics
Information
Abstract
This chapter compares costs of compliance with the Nitrates Directive and pesticide regulations across fruit and vegetable farms in parts of Spain. It is argued that compliance with standards might even reduce costs, mainly in highly productive regions where changes in management practices (e.g. introduction of pest management practices) improve efficiency. It is concluded that environmental standards present important challenges to the fruit and vegetables sector in Europe. However, certification schemes could potentially strengthen the competitive position of this sector, largely through better market access, premium prices and possibly cost savings.
International
Si
10.1079/9781845935573.0181
Book Edition
Book Publishing
CABI, Oxfordshire, UK
ISBN
978-1-84593-557-3
Series
Book title
The economics of regulation in agriculture: compliance with public and private standards
From page
181
To page
195
Participants
  • Autor: Paloma Esteve Bengoechea (UPM)
  • Autor: Consuelo Varela Ortega (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
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