Competitiveness and food safety policy of spanishregions: the casemear industry

José Ruiz Chico, Antonio Rafael Peña Sánchez


The main aim of this paper is to analyze the competitiveness of the
agrifood industry and, within it, the meat sector, in the Spanish regions, using
elements that undoubtedlyinfluence thissuch as productivity,laborcost and
food security. The main conclusions allow us to identify the enormous economic
potential of the Spanish food sector, and the meat sub-sector in particular.
Aspects such as the type of meat or the level of internationalization help us
to identify those Spanish regions which require additional effort in food policy
to keep its competitiveness is impaired.


Competitiveness; productivity apparent in employment; labor costs; traceability; food safety; regional analysis

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