publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Mobilizing the regional eco-economy: evolving webs of agri-food and rural development in the UK

Terry Marsden;
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  • Published: 14 May 2010 Journal: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, volume 3, pages 225-244 (issn: 1752-1378, eissn: 1752-1386, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
The paper traces the emergence of the regional eco-economy with reference to a new conceptual model called the rural web. These webs are embedded into the fabric of regional systems of production and consumption and provide a key driver for both rural development generally and eco-economic development more specifically. Relocalized agri-food networks are playing a key integrating role in mobilizing the web and the regional eco-economy more generally. The web concept is used to (i) assess the pathways and drivers of eco-economic initiatives, (ii) provide a way of embedding agri-food initiatives in their innate forms of multifunctionality with wider ecological goo...
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Economics and Econometrics, Sociology and Political Science, Economics, Economy, Conceptual model, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Rural development, Ecological goods and services
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