Food Production and Consumption: City Regions between Localism, Agricultural Land Displacement, and Economic Competitiveness

F. Monaco, I. Zasada, D. Wascher, M. Glavan, M. Pintar, Ulrich Schmutz, C. Mazzocchi, S. Corsi, G. Sali

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In the wider debate on urban resilience and metabolism, food-related aspects have gained increasing importance. At the same time, urban agro-food systems in city regions are facing major challenges with regard to often limited domestic supplies, resource-intensive producer–consumer relationships, and the competition for low-price products via global food chains. In this sense, novel methods for coupling local and global processes are required to better understand the underlying mechanisms between the above factors. Exploring the relationship between food supply and demand, this study presents a set of suitable fact-finding tools that are introduced and applied in a comparative study of five European city regions. The methodological framework, by introducing and combining economic-based indexes, aims at overcoming limits and gaps identified by means of a literature review. The model will explicitly address the main features of the regional agro-food systems by managing information on the capacities and opportunities of local agriculture to adequately respond to food demand, as well as by providing insights on the interconnections among localism, global competitiveness of agricultural sectors, and land use change.
Original languageEnglish
Article number96
JournalSustainability
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • metropolitan areas
  • urban agro-food systems
  • land displacement
  • economic model
  • localism

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Food Production and Consumption: City Regions between Localism, Agricultural Land Displacement, and Economic Competitiveness. / Monaco, F.; Zasada, I.; Wascher, D.; Glavan, M.; Pintar, M.; Schmutz, Ulrich; Mazzocchi, C.; Corsi, S.; Sali, G.

In: Sustainability, Vol. 9, No. 1, 96, 11.01.2017.

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Monaco, F. ; Zasada, I. ; Wascher, D. ; Glavan, M. ; Pintar, M. ; Schmutz, Ulrich ; Mazzocchi, C. ; Corsi, S. ; Sali, G. / Food Production and Consumption: City Regions between Localism, Agricultural Land Displacement, and Economic Competitiveness. In: Sustainability. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 1.
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