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Localizing Global Food : Short Food Supply Chains as Responses to Agri-Food System Challenges, Hardback Book

Localizing Global Food : Short Food Supply Chains as Responses to Agri-Food System Challenges Hardback

Edited by Agni (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) Kalfagianni, Sophia Skordili

Part of the Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment series


Short food supply chains (SFSCs) rely primarily on local production and processing practices for the provision of food and are, in principle, more sustainable in social, economic and environmental terms than supply chains where production and consumption are widely separated. This book reviews and assesses recent initiatives on this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.

In theoretical terms it draws on and advances two key concepts, namely, place (particularly embeddedness in local economic networks and communities) and governance (particularly in addressing sustainability concerns in an inclusive and socially just manner).

Empirically, the book examines a diverse set of SFSCs such as small-scale entrepreneurship, farmers' markets, community supported agriculture and grassroots and solidarity networks.

The main examples discussed are from Europe and North America, but the issues are applicable in a global context. The book is of interest to advanced students, researchers and professionals in food studies, sociology, geography, planning, politics and environmental studies.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 200 pages, 5 Line drawings, black and white; 13 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Food & society
  • ISBN: 9781138327368



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