CONSUMPTION OF DOMESTIC PRODUCTS, SOME MYTHS AND TRUTHS: IS IT YET A SAFE CHOICE?

Rezear Kolaj, Petar Borisov, Adelida Osmani Ergen, Ekaterina Arabska

Abstract


Consumption of domestic food products is important for the economy everywhere. Concerns about this activity create implications for (1) growth, (2) farmers ’income and (3) the markets functioning. Studies on the consumption of local products in the market of Tirana in Albania in the light of new development dynamics are lacking. The paper’s objective is an evaluation of factors such are the age, food safety, education, consumption quantity, income, price preference, family members, status of employment represented by workers and consumers safety knowledge to the consumption of domestic agricultural products in the markets of Tirana, Albania. The results of the statistical model used shows that variables age, consumption quantity, price preference, food safety and social status of interviewers represented by workers affect significantly to very significantly to the consumption of domestic products. Findings appeal for attention on the issue offering possible ways for improvement.


Keywords


Consumption of domestic vegetables, food safety, price preference, workers, Albania

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