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Community financing in the German organic food sector: a key for sustainable food systems?

Behrendt, Gerlinde; Peter, Sarah; Sterly, Simone and Häring, Anna Maria (2019) Community financing in the German organic food sector: a key for sustainable food systems? In: Book of Abstracts. 7th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social and Solidarity Economy, 6 - 9 June 2019, Bucharest, Romania, pp. 90-91.

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The rise of socially responsible and impact investing funds provides evidence for an increased interest private investors have in combining their financial and ethical concerns. At the same time, citizens increasingly engage in food networks and take on a vital role in the governance of agri-food systems. These developments might benefit farms and firms which are committed to sustainable food and seek funding. Through different community financing models, they can involve citizens who aim to support the development of a more sustainable food system.
This contribution presents case study evidence on community financing in the German organic food sector and discusses the role it can play in food system transformation.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:BÖLN, BOELN, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 15OE044, FKZ 15OE125, Community financing, impact investing, food system transformation, crowdfunding, profit participation rights, cooperatives, citizen shareholder corporations
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Farming Systems > Social aspects
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Germany
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Economics > Economics - Advice
Germany > University of Applied Science Eberswalde
Germany > Universität Frankfurt > Institute for Rural Development Research - IfLS
Related Links:https://www.bundesprogramm.de, https://orgprints.org/cgi/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=15OE044&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen, https://orgprints.org/id/saved_search/1699
Deposited By: Behrendt, Gerlinde
ID Code:36423
Deposited On:05 Sep 2019 08:18
Last Modified:12 Nov 2019 11:57
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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