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Research on food market and food consumption

«Food markets and food consumption» is a research program that covers a wide competence area, ranging from health and nutrition, behavioral psychology and service concepts, price- and demand analyses, to the chemical construction of food and food production.

The research groups also covers a wide area of methodological competence.

Among the fields of research on food markets is an extensive economic research into the Norwegian salmon industry.

Resarchers from the University of Stavanger provide insights into the drivers of productivity growth in salmon aquaculture and they examine structural changes in the international demand for farmed salmon. Furthermore, they present research on efficiency and technological change in fisheries.

Fish is a bigger traded commodity on the world market than both meat and grain. In 2009 the fish got a representative index. Researchers at the University of Stavanger contributed to this pioneering project.

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