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Sustainable food system assessment, lessons from global practice, edited by Alison Blay-Palmer, Damien Conaré, Ken Meter, Amanda Di Battista, Carla Johnston

Summary
"Sustainable Food System Assessment provides both practical and theoretical insights about the growing interest in and response to measuring food system sustainability. Bringing together research from the Global North and South, this book shares lessons learned, explores intended and actual project outcomes, and highlights points of conceptual and methodological convergence. Interest in assessing food system sustainability is growing, as evidenced by the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and the importance food-systems initiatives have taken in serving as a lever for attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This book opens by looking at the conceptual considerations of food systems indicators, including the place-based dimensions of food systems indicators and how measurements are implicated in sense-making and visioning processes. Chapters in the second section cover operationalizing metrics, including the development of food systems indicator frameworks, degrees of indicator complexities, and practical constraints to assessment. The final section focuses on the outcomes of assessment projects, including impacts on food policy and communities involved, highlighting the importance of building connections between sustainable food systems initiatives. The global coverage and multi-scalar perspectives, including both conceptual and practical aspects, makes this a key resource for academics and practitioners across planning, geography, urban studies, food studies and research methods. It will also be of interest to government officials and those working within NGOs"--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"Earthscan from Routledge" -- title page
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 263 pages), illustrations; digital file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780042943985

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