Networks and Chains in the Provision of Food

  • Rob RoggemaEmail author
  • Jeffrey Spangenberg


Primarily due to economies of scale and globalization food chains have become extremely long, complex and opaque. In recent years there is trend in which consumers, retailers, craftsmen and producers are making a serious effort to change the status quo for number of different reasons, which are either business driven (price, efficiency, marketing, strategy), or less economy driven (sustainability, local economy, customer experience, circular economy). With the disconnection between production, distribution, preparation and consumption of food the market has alienated itself form all its participants.


Urban Farming Social Entrepreneur Community Garden City Region Circular Economy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Design, Architecture and BuildingUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  2. 2.Spang31, Urban Green and Urban FoodFood Night, SmaakboulevardAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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