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Values-based territorial food networks Qualifying sustainable and ethical transitions of alternative food networks.
Reckinger, Rachel
2022In Regions & Cohesion, 12 (3, Winter 2022), p. 78-109
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Keywords :
Values-Based Territorial Food Networks; Comparative literature review; Alternative Food Networks; Local Food Systems; Civic Food Networks; Short Food Supply Chains; Sustainable Transitions
Abstract :
[en] This comparative literature review of local food systems, short food supply chains, and civic food networks, subsumed under alternative food networks (AFN), suggests converging them into the novel umbrella-term values-based territorial food networks (VTFN). Based on the analysis of specificities and shortcomings in the four concepts, VTFN aims to enhance conceptual clarity, while the current coexistence conceals structural and systemic commonalities—relevant for understanding pathways to ethical and sustainable food system transformations. Taking stock of issues in the four concepts, VTFN strives to be overarching and pragmatic. It qualifi es AFN’s “alternativeness” through social, economic, environmental and governance “sustainability values” and through the co-construction of “territoriality” in varying constellations. Thus, it fosters integrated scientific dialogue about conceptual determinations of emerging networks of food system transitions worldwide.
Disciplines :
Arts & humanities: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Sociology & social sciences
Author, co-author :
Reckinger, Rachel ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Humanities (DHUM)
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Title :
Values-based territorial food networks Qualifying sustainable and ethical transitions of alternative food networks.
Publication date :
01 December 2022
Journal title :
Regions & Cohesion
Publisher :
Berghahn Books, New York, Unknown/unspecified
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Issue :
3, Winter 2022
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Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Sustainable Development
Name of the research project :
Sustainable Food Practices
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