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Farm animal welfare in Hungary: a study of Hungarian producers, its food retail market and of Hungarian consumers

Roe, Emma, Kjaernes, Unni, Bock, Bettina, Higgin, Marc, van Huik, Marjolein and Cowan, Cathal (2009) Farm animal welfare in Hungary: a study of Hungarian producers, its food retail market and of Hungarian consumers In, Kjaernes, Unni, Bock, Bettina B., Higgin, Marc and Roex, Joek (eds.) Farm Animal Welfare within the Supply Chain. Regulation, Agriculture, and Geography. Cardiff, UK, Cardiff University pp. 145-214. (Welfare Quality Reports, Part III Chapte, 8).

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This report provides a brief picture of the current conditions for farm animal welfare in Hungary, exploring the current situation and identifying developments towards future animal welfare improvements in Ch 17. Ch. 18 begins by looking at animal welfare on the public agenda and as an issue related to food and to consumers. This is followed by two chapters which give a general overview of the structure of the Hungarian food sector, firstly ch 19, of agricultural production and trade and secondly ch 20, of the regulatory framework for farm animal welfare. The rapidly changing retailing structure is discussed in Ch. 21 the following section, including the marketing of animal welfare through different labels. In order to find out how animal welfare is handled through the use of assurance schemes, we take a closer look at five provisioning chains - eggs, chicken, milk, beef and pigs in Ch 22. Approaching this from another angle, this is followed by a case study of a meat processor in Ch 23. As a third 'pole' of the food sector; in addition to the market and the regulatory system; we then turn in Ch. 24 to the situation for the households in terms of resources, habits as well as current food issues. In a final section, ch.25 we address our initial question in a synthesis of all the different elements

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Submitted date: July 2009
Published date: July 2009
Keywords: Hungary, animal welfare, market, farmers, consumers, Europe, food, meat


Local EPrints ID: 72067
ISBN: 1-902647-78-5
PURE UUID: 54fb0d39-7740-49a4-aef0-172fbff626d0

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Date deposited: 19 Jan 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:56

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Author: Emma Roe
Author: Unni Kjaernes
Author: Bettina Bock
Author: Marc Higgin
Author: Marjolein van Huik
Author: Cathal Cowan
Editor: Unni Kjaernes
Editor: Bettina B. Bock
Editor: Marc Higgin
Editor: Joek Roex

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