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Local food and municipal food services: case Kiuruvesi, Finland

Risku-Norja, Helmi (2016) Local food and municipal food services: case Kiuruvesi, Finland. Paper at: Challenges for the new rurality in a changing world , 7th International conference on localized agri-food systems,,, Stockholm, 8-10 May 2016.

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In Finland, the Kiuruvesi municipality is the pioneer in use of local and organic food (LOF) in the statutory municipal catering services. The LOF strategy is based on territorial approach, and it was adopted as one means of enhancing the attractiveness of the remotely located municipality with unfavorable population development. The local policymakers have been fully committed to the strategy, and this has enabled the consistent development during nearly two decades.
The Kiuruvesi case demonstrates the gradual shift of focus in the competitive bidding process from price-based tendering towards anticipatory dialogue and interaction between the suppliers and catering personnel. Over the years the LOF concept has brought about various kinds of food entrepreneurship to the region. The case serves, therefore, also as an example of the institutional customers’ significance for the SME:s in the competitive food market.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Institutional customers, public food procurement, SME:s, LOF items, tendering process
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Food systems
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Finland
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > HealthyGrowth
Sweden > Other organizations
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:36013061209350
Deposited By: Risku-Norja, Dr Helmi
ID Code:30819
Deposited On:23 Nov 2016 06:25
Last Modified:29 Nov 2016 09:41
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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