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From Urban Agriculture to Urban Food: A Food System Analysis Based on Interaction Between Research, Policy, and Society

Moschitz, Heidrun; Landert, Jan; Schader, Christian and Frick, Rebekka (2018) From Urban Agriculture to Urban Food: A Food System Analysis Based on Interaction Between Research, Policy, and Society. Nature and Culture, 13 (1), pp. 113-134.

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Urban agriculture is embedded in an urban food system, and its full potential can only be understood by looking into the dynamics of the system.
Involving a variety of actors from civil society, policy, and the market, we conducted a comprehensive analysis of the food system of the city of Basel, Switzerland, including policy and actor analysis, analysis of perceptions on urban agriculture, food flow analysis, and a sustainability assessment. The article presents the results of these analyses and discusses how research can contribute to the societal debate on food systems transformation. We particularly reflect on how the research project became a boundary object in a dynamic process to develop new ideas and activities, as well as to create a space for future debates in the city’s food system.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:boundary object, food flows, food policy, food system analysis, interactive research, sustainability assessment, urban agriculture, urban food system, Department of Socio-Economic Scineces, Rural Sociology, Urban areas, Urbane Räume
Agrovoc keywords:
urban agriculture
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Society > Rural sociology
Deposited By: Moschitz, Heidrun
ID Code:32856
Deposited On:15 Aug 2018 13:38
Last Modified:09 Nov 2021 15:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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