Essays about: "alternative food networks"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 essays containing the words alternative food networks.

  1. 1. Opportunities in rooftop greenhouses in Stockholm : a study of the potential of commercial rooftop greenhouse urban agriculture in Stockholm

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Felicia Sen; [2018]
    Keywords : alternative food networks; business model; business strategy; commercial urban rooftop agriculture; rooftop greenhouses; short food supply chain; sustainability;

    Abstract : Due to climate change, our resource depleation, population growth and further, our reliance on the world’s food production creates vulnerabilities and we need to find alternative agriculture methods. Commercial rooftop greenhouses are developing all around the world and to Stockholm this create an opportunity to produce food all year. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bridging the gap between researchers, growers, extension and industry in organic strawberry production : a case study on the agricultural knowledge network of central coastal California

    University essay from SLU/Department of Plant Protection Biology

    Author : Konstantinos Kalaitzoglou; [2018]
    Keywords : alternative food networks; embeddedness; knowledge creation; knowledge dissemination; organic strawberry production; participatory research;

    Abstract : The aim of this research was to investigate how and why the development of a knowledge network between researchers, growers, extension agents and industry impacts the knowledge creation and dissemination in organic agricultural networks. Theoretically, we drew upon the concept of Embeddedness in agro-food networks. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sustainability in the Regional Food Supply Chain of Lahti

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Johanna Snell; [2017]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; food sustainability; producer-consumer relations; regional food supply chain; alternative food networks;

    Abstract : Unsustainable food production and consumption patterns are threatening our living environment and our lives on earth. There is a need for profound transition in our ways to produce and consume food. Food, its production and consumption is a hot topic currently – as can be seen in media and in several projects run by various institutions. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Serving and the Served: Relationship between suppliers and food hubs in Swedish Alternative Food Networks

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Kristina Korcekova; [2017]
    Keywords : alternative food distribution; civic food networks; food cooperatives; food hubs; Local food nodes; relationship marketing; Ultimat;

    Abstract : The Swedish alternative food networks landscape is underdeveloped compared to that of the US or the countries of Western Europe, however its development has sped up in recent years. The relationship between the farmer and the food hub is the first one to be built when an Alternative Food Network is being set up and therefore represents a valid starting point in the hitherto scarcely studied field of alternative food distribution in Sweden. READ MORE

  5. 5. Alternative Food Networks and Social Media in Marketing : A multiple case study exploring how Alternative Food Networks use social media in order to help small local food producers reach the market

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi; Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi

    Author : Niklas Puranen; Markus Jansson; [2017]
    Keywords : Social media; marketing; Alternative Food Networks; segmentation; sales promotion;

    Abstract : The food provision system of today has been argued to be unsustainable with large scale production, price-pressure and outbreaks of diseases. Many consumers in the EU and Sweden are reacting to these issues and are becoming increasingly interested in finding local food alternatives that they consider to be safer and of higher quality. READ MORE