Short food supply chains in stretched geographies


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Presenter:  Dr Alexandre Dubois, Researcher, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Date: Nov 08, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open To the Public - All Welcome – Please Share

Abstract: Dr Alexandre Dubois will present the conceptual framework and empirical findings from his ongoing postdoctoral research dealing with the establishment of short food supply chains (SFSC) in the context of the North Swedish context, one of Europe’s most peripheral and sparsely populated regions of Europe. Alex will introduce some insights about the ongoing fieldwork he is undertaking in Mid North South Australia region (Burra-Clare Valley-Southern Flinders Ranges).

Alex will also present on the theoretical underpinnings from the debate in economy geography about proximity dynamics that he used to explore the relational processes of formation of SFSC. The use of proximity as a conceptual framework allows distinguishing between spatial (i.e. Euclidean distance) and relational (cognitive, organizational, institutional and social) understandings of emerging producer-consumer relations. Plus how these processes shape how small producers located in remote rural settings establish and develop such shortened relations with consumers.

About Dr Alexandre Dubois: Dr Alexandre Dubois is researcher at Department of Urban and Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Prior to this, he was senior research fellow at Nordregio, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ research institute on matters of regional development and spatial planning. Alex’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation practices and regional development policies in Europe’s northern sparsely populated areas. Read his full profile here.

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