KEYWORDS:local food systems, short food supply chains, sustainability, alternative agriculture networks
ABSTRACT:It is observed that quality of mass produced and highly processed food forces consumers to change their consumption habits and become more interested in locally available food products. Consumers are becoming aware of negative consequences of global food systems. As an alternative, Local Food Systems are gaining on popularity because short food supply chains offer fresh, healthy and not modified products. The popularity of Local Food Systems is reflected in the need for analysing impact and significance of those systems. Thus, this paper presents main benefits of acting locally. Local Food Systems has been reviewed in case of positive economic, environmental and social influence on the region. What is more, the paper presents consumers’ attitude to Local Food Systems. As a conclusion authors justify significance of development and investment in Local Food Systems as an alternative to agriculture networks.
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Ola BAREJA-WAWRYSZUK, Jarosław GOLEBIEWSKI (2014) Economical, Environmental And Social Significance Of Local Food Systems. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. XVII (Number 2, 2014): 74-77. doi: 10.15414/raae.2014.17.02.74-77