Agri-Food systems and territorial development: innovations: new dynamics and changing governance mechanisms

C. Lamine, H. Renting, A. Rossi, J.S.C. Wiskerke, G. Brunori

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Abstract

The chapter explores the linkages between farming systems and agri-food chains in a territorial development context. Lock-in effects within the current agri-food system are analysed through a socio-historical analysis. Then the experiences of emergent, still relatively small-scale, alternative food networks are assessed in terms of their transformative potential to enable sustainable food systems at a larger scale. Finally, the analysis focuses on the transition processes of agri-food systems at the territorial scale and considers the changes needed in governance modes. The chapter underlines the interdependencies and possible complementarities between the various actors of agri-food systems from production to consumption, including intermediaries as well as public policies and civil society. It emphasizes the transition and governance aspects involved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFarming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic
EditorsI. Darnhofer
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages229-256
Number of pages490
ISBN (Print)9789400745025
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Lamine, C., Renting, H., Rossi, A., Wiskerke, J. S. C., & Brunori, G. (2012). Agri-Food systems and territorial development: innovations: new dynamics and changing governance mechanisms. In I. Darnhofer (Ed.), Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic (pp. 229-256). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4503-2_11