Essays about: "alternative food networks"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 43 essays containing the words alternative food networks.

  1. 1. Shortening the chains : social relations and dynamics of production in Uppland's alternative food networks

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

    Author : Eleni Katsika; [2023]
    Keywords : alternative food networks; food commoning; dynamics of production; political ecology; social relations; Sweden;

    Abstract : Current global food systems are characterised by a highly concentrated capitalist market where food is treated as a globalised hyper commodity and small-scale farmers are pushed into the side-line. The need for the transformation of that food system is urgent and acknowledged worldwide. READ MORE

  2. 2. Local food networks - value creation and the role of the producer

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Economics

    Author : Joakim Mattsson; [2023]
    Keywords : Actor-network theory; alternative food network; REKO; Schwartz value theory; service-dominant logic;

    Abstract : The rise of interest in local food has given rise to many new forms of food supply chains, socalled Alternative food networks. One such network is the Facebook-based REKO, where consumers can purchase food products directly from the producers without intermediaries. This has also given rise to new forms of values regarding food. READ MORE

  3. 3. The role of alternative food networks in times of crises : A case study about the effects of covid 19 on the REKO network in Sweden

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Nora Giertz; [2022]
    Keywords : food systems; sustainability transformation; social-ecological resilience; crisis-landscape; covid 19;

    Abstract : The food we consume and how it is produced constitutes a significant driver of environmental change, degrading the ecological base on which life depends. Moreover, the food system is highly globalized and geographically scattered, connected by global value chains. This creates potential vulnerabilities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Challenging the anonymous carrots dilemma - A qualitative study on AFNs and social sustainability in Skåne

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Ellen Andersson; Louise Bonnevier; [2022]
    Keywords : Social sustainability; alternative food networks; participation; awareness; social cohesion; equity; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The current conventional food system is ecologically and socially damaging, as unsustainable production patterns change people’s relationship to food. Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) have been proposed as a potential solution to the problem. READ MORE

  5. 5. Farm T(hr)o(ugh) School - The Role of place-based education in Short Food Supply Chains

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Pia Jahn; [2022]
    Keywords : short food supply chains; local food supply; place-based education; sustainability transitions; multi-level perspective; hybrid actors; social practice theory; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Present master thesis investigates the role of 4 chosen place-based educational initiatives in Austria which are actively engaged in local short food supply chains (SFSCs). Those supply chains are defined by close geographical and social relations between supply chain actors and a limited number of intermediaries. READ MORE