Community Food Systems: Working towards Sustainability and Satisfying Human Needs
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
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.
Food system, human needs, community, sustainability, strategic sustainable development, systems thinking
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2610Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexEA9472B9C280E4FEC12572F400336D21OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2610DiVA: diva2:829896
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
UppsokLife Earth Science
Monique Monteverdeemail@example.com Katie Peasefirstname.lastname@example.org Anthony W. (Tony) Thompsonemail@example.comBibliographically approved