Challenges and Opportunities of Incorporating Food Production from Alternative Food Networks into Local Supply Chains : A Study Involving Jönköping Region’s Sustainability Goals

University essay from Jönköping University/JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion

Abstract: The project studies environmental and social sustainability of alternative food networks (AFNs) in Jönköping County, Sweden by investigating the development of alternative food networks as part of a pre-study for Region Jönköping’s Län project Återtag av livsmedel från Naturbruksskolorna i länet till sjukhusrestaurangerna. The purpose of the study was to identify challenges and opportunities of implementing AFNs and to determine suggestions for overcoming these challenges. The purpose was achieved by investigating Region Jönköping Län's project to implement meat and vegetables produced by Jönköping County's agricultural high schools into the kitchens of the regional hospitals to become meals for patients and visitors. 

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