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Social sustainability of alternative food systems viewed through actor argumentation

Nousiainen, Marko; Pylkkänen, Päivi and Vesala, Kari Mikko (2005) Social sustainability of alternative food systems viewed through actor argumentation. In: Sumelius, J. and Vesala, K. M. (Eds.) Approaches to social sustainability in alternative food systems. Ekologiskt lantbruk, no. 47. Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet , Centrum för uthålligt lantbruk, pp. 40-69.

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The method of the study was qualitative attitude research, which is based on the generation and analysis of argumentation. The material was produced by presenting selected statements concerning different aspects of social sustainability to the interviewees, asking them to comment on the statements.
The attitudes towards alternative food systems were generally positive. The local and organic food production were seen more ecological, better for the economy of rural communities and more fair towards the farmer.

EPrint Type:Report chapter
Keywords:social sustainability, food systems, local food, organic food
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki > Rural Research
Related Links:http://www.cul.slu.se/information/publik/ekolantbruk47.pdf, http://tripunix.mtt.fi/cgi-bin/thw/?%24%7BBASE%7D=arktui&%24%7BHTML%7D=poimvapdocu_eng&%24%7BOOHTML%7D=docu_eng&%24%7BSNHTML%7D=nosyn_eng&%24%7BANDOR%7D=or&%24%7BTRIPSHOW%7D=format%3Dwww_eng&NR=+310-09
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:7072
Deposited On:02 Feb 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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