Mikkola, Minna (2004) Strenthening local food systems: tracing learning of knowledge and skills by content and discourse analysis. In: (Pre)Proceedings of the 6th European IFSA symposium, pp. 663-671.
The local food systems meet the food systems of scale on the local market, where the local and regional chains are looking for ways to survive and even to strengthen. The operations of local food systems become decided by many actors embedded in a socially complex local environment. This paper discusses some approaches to learning in the food chains and some qualitative research methods to capture learning in the chains through empirical material. The main research question, the learning of the actors in the local food chain and the effects of learning on the activities of the local chain are opened as more detailed and operative questions.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||local food, food chains, learning|
|Subjects:||Food systems > Markets and trade|
|Research affiliation:||Finland > Univ. Helsinki|
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||26 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:38|
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