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The Danish Food Communities - Denmark

Kjeldsen, Chris; Noe, Egon and Laursen, Klaus Brønd (2015) The Danish Food Communities - Denmark. Aarhus University , Department of Agroecology.

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Summary

The Food Communities was chosen as a case for HealthyGrowth because they constitute a major novelty within the Danish foodscape. As indicated in section 3, the Food Communities have emerged as the latest incarnation of a series of attempts to forge alternative food networks operating beyond the supermarket system. Denmark is distinguished by a large market share of organic food being sold via supermarkets, but The Food Communities are a novelty due to two factors, (1) they have experienced a rapid growth since the outset in 2010, and (2) they are organised in a decentralised manner, where they continue to split up the network in chapters, each operating within their distinct local area. This can be described as a matter of ‘upscaling by multiplication’. The Food Communities are a predominantly urban phenomenon, as the farmers are not formal members of the organization.


EPrint Type:Report
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Markets and trade
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > HealthyGrowth
Related Links:http://www.healthygrowth.eu
Deposited By: Christensen, Jytte
ID Code:29256
Deposited On:11 Aug 2015 07:00
Last Modified:11 Aug 2015 07:00
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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