Project: Food safety regulations, market access and international competition.

The SAFEMED Project aims at analysing the conditions for an international co-regulation of food safety between North and South Mediterranean sides. It consists in analysing the structure of the competition between supply chains of both sides and examining the possibilities for a coordination of public and private food safety strategies. The Project develops a multi-criteria analysis that makes it possible to conciliate: (i) The imperative of food safety, to assure European consumers’ health via the provision of safe imports, and, at the same time, the health of South Mediterranean consumers that have to take advantage of the evolution of good agricultural practices at international level, (ii) Producers’ market access, given that agrifood exports represent an important factor of South countries’ economic development, (iii) Safe and fair competition among actors of North and South sides to avoid phenomena of “sanitary dumping” (derived from countries heterogeneity of food safety regulations).

Duration 14/05/2012 - 31/08/2016
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Network ARIMNet
Call ARIMNet Call 2011

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Higher National Agronomic School - Laboratory of Food Technology Partner Algeria
University of Bologna - Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering Partner Italy
University of Almeria - Department of Applied Economics Partner Spain
French National Institute for Agricultural Research Coordinator France
National Institute of Agronomy of Tunisia - Département d’Economie-Gestion Agricole et Agro-alimentaire Partner Tunisia
Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine Partner Morocco