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1. Konstadinos Mattas, School of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Filippo Arfini, Department of Economics, Section of Agricultural Economics, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Peter Midmore, Aberystwyth University, School of Management and Business, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom; Michael Schmitz, Justus- Liebig-University of Giessen, Institute of Agricultural Policy and Market Research, Giessen; Yves Surry, Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

This work mainly draws upon a FP6 EU-funded projects, CARER A (CT022653) partly FoodIMA (CT044283), and is an attempt to reflect a synthesized view of the findings. The co-authors represent the main leaders of the group and acknowledge the contribution of several people working in the respective teams; it is impossible to mention all of them.


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