Case Study: Agricultural standardization

This lecture considers the Shangpan broccoli industry, Linhai City, Zhejiang Province as an example of agricultural standardization in China. In a comparison of the situations before and after adopting international standards, it is shown that standards have a positive effect on agricultural production and processing. The issue of the gap between the requirements of international standardization on the one hand and the knowledge and technology of local farmers on the other is introduced in Chapter 1 with the example of Zhejiang Province. Chapter 2 describes the pre-standardization situation, including production, problems and economic losses in the broccoli industry. Chapter 3 analyses how problems of the broccoli industry have been solved by standards set by the Cooperation. Chapter 4 describes the situation after standardization. Chapter 5 describes economic theory and provides a qualitative analysis of the standardized Cooperation. Concluding remarks are made in Chapter 6.
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Agricultural standardization, Broccoli industry of Shangpan, CAC standards, Developing countries, Green barrier, HACCP, International standards, JAS, MRL, Quality Ccontrol

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AuthorsHongkuan Wu, Mingshun Song, Yufan Diao
Publisher:Wilfried Hesser,
First published / Last update: 2006 / 2010
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