Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Community Food Systems: Working towards Sustainability and Satisfying Human Needs
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract: A community food system (CFS) can assist a community in satisfying human needs while also working toward a principle-based understanding of sustainability. Utilizing a whole-systems perspective and the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, we identify generic satisfiers of human needs (as defined by Max-Neef: Subsistence, Participation, Identity, Idleness, Creation, Freedom, Affection, Understanding and Protection) that are affected by a CFS. Then we identify specific leverage points within the community food system that most enhance those generic satisfiers. By implementing strategies developed around those leverage points, a community food system will provide opportunities to meet Human Needs and help a community move toward sustainability. In doing so, the CFS can have a significant ―ripple effect‖ within the community, and on into society, that serves to support movement towards a sustainable future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 92 p.
Keyword [en]
Food system, human needs, community, sustainability, strategic sustainable development, systems thinking
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2610Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexEA9472B9C280E4FEC12572F400336D21OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2610DiVA: diva2:829896
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Uppsok
Life Earth Science
Supervisors
Note

Monique Monteverde-greenmountain@gmail.com Katie Pease-tierradiversity@yahoo.com Anthony W. (Tony) Thompson-411.tony@gmail.com

Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2007-06-08 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1367 kB)1193 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1367 kBChecksum SHA-512
127af4af56784621b1feee650ae4b0a6f530a593d7daa5d7ab3e35a4ac6918abbd0c4e25c5f31c1cbd9f8c9e6bc8d94283e187eafe748aab545fac575b0291de
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Social Sciences InterdisciplinaryOther Environmental Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1193 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 271 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf