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Are Alternative Food Systems Socially Sustainable?: A Case Study from Finland
Södertörn University, School of Life Sciences, Geography. Södertörn University, School of Life Sciences, Environmental science.
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2009 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, ISSN 1044-0046, Vol. 33, no 5, 566-594 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper explores the importance of alternative food systems in delivering social sustainability to local communities. The perceptions of local and organic food systems actors regarding equity (or fairness) between the actors and viability of the local communities are examined to analyze social sustainability in Juva, Finland. The findings lend conditional support to the positive relationship between localized food systems and actors within these systems feeling empowered and influential, while also supporting other research emphasizing the limitations of farmer influence on vertical distributional channels, irrespective of production methods (i.e., organic or conventional).

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2009. Vol. 33, no 5, 566-594 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-13925DOI: 10.1080/10440040902997819ISI: 000267822200006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70449103329OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-13925DiVA: diva2:464977
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2015-06-14Bibliographically approved

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