publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

A food politics of the possible? Growing sustainable food systems through networks of knowledge

Blay-Palmer, Alison; Sonnino, Roberta; Custot, Julien;
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  • Published: 24 Feb 2015 Journal: Agriculture and Human Values, volume 33, pages 27-43 (issn: 0889-048X, eissn: 1572-8366, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
There is increased recognition of a common suite of global challenges that hamper food system sustainability at the community scale. Food price volatility, shortages of basic commodities, increased global rates of obesity and non-communicable food-related diseases, and land grabbing are among the impediments to socially just, economically robust, ecologically regenerative and politically inclusive food systems. While international political initiatives taken in response to these challenges (e.g. Via Campesina) and the groundswell of local alternatives emerging in response to challenges are well documented, more attention is needed to the analysis of similarities...
Subjects
free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Sustainable agriculture, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Socioeconomics, Sustainable community, Land grabbing, Sustainability, Food systems, Collective action, Global network, Food politics, Economics, S1
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