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dc.contributor.authorVieira, Leticia Canalen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSerrao-Neumann, Silviaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Michaelen_NZ
dc.coverage.spatialPerth, WA, Australiaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-17T23:32:06Z
dc.date.available2020en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-05-17T23:32:06Z
dc.date.issued2020en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationVieira, L. C., Serrao-Neumann, S., & Howes, M. (2020). Alternative food networks and opportunities for transformation towards a sustainable and resilient urban food system. Presented at the State of Australian Cities (SOAC), Perth, WA, Australia.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13570
dc.description.abstractFood systems are suffering from pressures related to population growth, increased urbanisation, climate change, and resource scarcity. These pressures are exacerbated by globalisation, with consumers concentrated in urban areas while producers are dispersed across rural areas that are often remote or even in different countries. To address these challenges and create a more sustainable and resilient future, many local governments have embraced the idea of urban food systems. The literature identifies a range of sustainable and resilient outcomes for urban food systems but finding effective transition pathways remains a challenge. Alternative food networks have emerged with the goal of being more environmentally sustainable and socially just. A systematic literature review was conducted to identify how alternative food networks can contribute to achieving sustainable and resilient urban food systems. The analysis of 50 international case studies showed that alternative food networks may be able to create a food provision system that contributes to: the generation, transfer, and appropriate use of food knowledge and skills; the protection of surrounding ecosystems; more participative decision processes; improved local food supply; and, increased connectivity between urban and rural areas. Social justice and product diversity, however, are issues that remain a challenge. The paper concludes with insights for supporting Australian alternative food networks, including: the further evaluation of alternative food networks capacity of reducing green-house gas emissions and food loss and waste; the inclusion of alternative food networks as a possible climate change adaptation strategy for urban food supply; and an analysis of how governance arrangements can better support these initiatives.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urihttp://soac2019.com.au/programfile/SOAC2019Programfinal.pdf
dc.sourceState of Australian Cities (SOAC)en_NZ
dc.subjectLocal food supply
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectUrban food policies
dc.subjectAdaptation
dc.subjectUrban food strategies
dc.titleAlternative food networks and opportunities for transformation towards a sustainable and resilient urban food systemen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
pubs.elements-id253557
pubs.finish-date2019-12-05en_NZ
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://soac2019.com.au/programfile/SOAC2019Programfinal.pdfen_NZ
pubs.start-date2019-12-03en_NZ


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