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dc.contributor.authorBellante, Laurel*
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-19T21:53:59Z
dc.date.available2017-04-19T21:53:59Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-18
dc.identifier.citationBuilding the local food movement in Chiapas, Mexico: rationales, benefits, and limitations 2016, 34 (1):119 Agriculture and Human Valuesen
dc.identifier.issn0889-048X
dc.identifier.issn1572-8366
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10460-016-9700-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/623140
dc.description.abstractAlternative food networks (AFNs) have become a common response to the socioecological injustices generated by the industrialized food system. Using a political ecology framework, this paper evaluates the emergence of an AFN in Chiapas, Mexico. While the Mexican context presents a particular set of challenges, the case study also reveals the strength the alternative food movement derives from a diverse network of actors committed to building a “community economy” that reasserts the multifunctional values of organic agriculture and local commodity chains. Nonetheless, just as the AFN functions as an important livelihood strategy for otherwise disenfranchised producers it simultaneously encounters similar limitations as those observed in other market-driven approaches to sustainable food governance.
dc.description.sponsorshipTinker Foundation; SBSRI Pre-Doc Graduate Research Grant Program; AAG Latin America Specialty Group; Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowshipen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSPRINGERen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10460-016-9700-9en
dc.rights© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016en
dc.subjectOrganic agricultureen
dc.subjectAlternative food networksen
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectParticipatory guarantee systemsen
dc.titleBuilding the local food movement in Chiapas, Mexico: rationales, benefits, and limitationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Sch Geog & Deven
dc.identifier.journalAgriculture and Human Valuesen
dc.description.note12 month embargo; Published online 18 May 2016.en
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten
refterms.dateFOA2017-05-18T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractAlternative food networks (AFNs) have become a common response to the socioecological injustices generated by the industrialized food system. Using a political ecology framework, this paper evaluates the emergence of an AFN in Chiapas, Mexico. While the Mexican context presents a particular set of challenges, the case study also reveals the strength the alternative food movement derives from a diverse network of actors committed to building a “community economy” that reasserts the multifunctional values of organic agriculture and local commodity chains. Nonetheless, just as the AFN functions as an important livelihood strategy for otherwise disenfranchised producers it simultaneously encounters similar limitations as those observed in other market-driven approaches to sustainable food governance.


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