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Local food production for local consumption: why is it so hard to achieve? A case study from a small UK Transition Initiative
Autori/Curatori: Jane Brandt, Rosanna Salvia, Giovanni Quaranta 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2016 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  11 P. 197-207 Dimensione file:  148 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2016-002017
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The Transition Mayfield (UK) group ran a Local Food project to raise awareness in the local community about the importance of developing local food production and consumption networks; strengthening the local economy and fostering collaboration and skill sharing. The discussion reveals number of factors that were not addressed: growers can lack the additional energy and skills needed to market their produce locally; the community already has very active social networks and the Transition group could not add anything to it; there is a complex relationship between shopkeepers that determines which shop sells what produce. The paper shows that, when trying to promote local food production for local consumption, attention has to be paid and an understanding gained of the motivation and constraints that operate in every part of the network.

Il gruppo Transition Mayfield (UK) ha realizzato un progetto finalizzato a sensibilizzare la comunità locale sull'importanza della produzione e del consumo di cibo locale; a rafforzare l’economia locale e a promuovere la collaborazione e la condivisione di abilità. Si evidenzia come una serie di fattori non siano stati affrontati adeguatamente: agli agricoltori possono mancare l’energia e le competenze supplementari necessarie per commercializzare i loro prodotti a livello locale; la comunità ha già molte attività sociali e il gruppo non riesce ad aggiungere nulla di alternativo; vi è una relazione complessa tra i diversi venditori che determina quale negozio vende ciò che producono. Il lavoro dimostra che nel perseguire la rilocalizzazione di produzione e consumo, l’attenzione deve essere rivolta alla comprensione delle motivazioni e dei vincoli che operano in ogni parte del network.
Keywords: Produzione di cibo locale, consumo di cibo locale, transizione, comunità, Regno Unito, rete

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Jane Brandt, Rosanna Salvia, Giovanni Quaranta, in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2/2016, pp. 197-207, DOI:10.3280/RISS2016-002017


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