Small is beautiful: A study of Short Food Supply Chains in the quest for sustainable development.

Michel-Villarreal, Rosario (2018) Small is beautiful: A study of Short Food Supply Chains in the quest for sustainable development. In: East Midlands Doctoral Conference 2018, 19th September 2018, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK.

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Abstract

It has been widely acknowledged that our current food system is failing to feed the world’s growing population. Most recently, the United Nations has recognised the need to develop a more sustainable food system that can help us double the agricultural production by 2030 and thus ensure food security (Sustainable Development Goal 2). Special emphasis is placed on the urgent need to improve small-farmers’ livelihoods and their access to land, resources, inputs, knowledge and fair markets. Diverse economic, social and environmental challenges associated to 'conventional' food networks have attracted attention to food initiatives that are regarded as 'alternative', and are commonly considered to be more sustainable. Accordingly, the study of alternative food networks could have far-reaching impact, be a stepping-stone towards the creation of new shortened relationships between food and society, producers and consumers, and play a key role towards the development of sustainable food networks worldwide.

Keywords:short food supply chains, sustainability
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:33524
Deposited On:19 Oct 2018 12:24

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