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Introduction

Kahiluoto, Helena (2006) Introduction. In: Kahiluoto, Helena; Berg, Per G.; Granstedt, Artur; Fischer, Holger and Thomsson, Olof (Eds.) The power of local - sustainable food systems around the Baltic sea : interdisciplinary synthesis of the BERAS project. Baltic Ecological Recycling Agriculture and Society (BERAS), no. 7. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, pp. 10-13.

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Summary

The introductory chapter describes the challenge and notes the complex of rural problem, associated with food systems, with focus on those in countries bordering the Baltic Sea. It concludes with the general hypothesis that food systems that are more local and recycling would be more sustainable than current ones.


EPrint Type:Report chapter
Keywords:food production, sustainable agriculture, environmental impact, agricultural trade
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research > Ecological Production
Related Links:http://www.cul.slu.se/information/publik/BERAS_slutrapport.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:8774
Deposited On:26 Jun 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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