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Discrepancy between theory and practice: procurement of local and organic food in public catering systems

Haack, Michaela; Münchhausen, von, Susanne and Häring, Anna Maria (2016) Discrepancy between theory and practice: procurement of local and organic food in public catering systems. In: Social and technological transformation of farming systems: Diverging and converging pathways.

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Research results and local development strategies highlight the procurement of local and organic food products as an instrument that contributes to the improvement of both, the sustainable use of natural resources and the regional economy.
Although a number of directives and agreements such as the reform of European legislation on public procurement in 2004 or the European “Green Public Procurement”-criteria enable member states to include environmental and social criteria in award processes, research results point out that the uptake of green and social criteria in tenders does not only vary significantly across the member states, but also across regions and product groups.
For the purpose of identifying factors hampering local and organic food purchases in tendering procedures, this paper aims to point out the differences in theory and practice in public procurement processes. The analysis is based on case studies on school catering in Berlin and the Federal State of Brandenburg, which present two different models of procurement policies.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic foods, food chains, public procurement, BÖLN, BOELN, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 12OE020, Healthy Growth, CoreOrganic
Agrovoc keywords:
EnglishOrganic foodshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_29261
EnglishFood chainshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3014
Subjects: Food systems > Processing, packaging and transportation
Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > HealthyGrowth
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Economics > Marktentwicklung
Germany > University of Applied Science Eberswalde
International Conferences > Other
Related Links:http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, https://orgprints.org/cgi/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=12OE020&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen
Deposited By: von Münchhausen, Dr Susanne
ID Code:30011
Deposited On:26 Apr 2016 09:37
Last Modified:25 Aug 2016 11:00
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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