reference : Resilient food systems: A qualitative tool for measuring food resilience

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Abstract This paper is dedicated to the topic of food resilience in the context of urban environments and aims at developing a qualitative tool for measuring it. The emphasis is laid on urban food security with a significant global relevance due to the interconnectedness of our urban and global food systems. We argue that food and agriculture have to be understood as integral components of contemporary urban and peri-urban landscapes as urban agriculture supports in many cases also ecosystems, biodiversity, urban ecology and urban landscape architecture. The topic is introduced through contemporary urban food system models and definitions followed by characteristics of a resilient urban food system, including consumer, producer, food processing, distribution and market resilience. Based on the review of food system models and assessment tools, a new food system model for resilience analysis has been developed. This is then applied to worked examples and further developed on the Christchurch case study, where the tool is applied to existing intra-urban and peri-urban landscape components of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Author Toth, Attila; Rendall, Stacy; Reitsma, Femke
DOI 10.1007/s11252-015-0489-x
ISSN 1573-1642
Issue 1
Journal Urban Ecosystems
Keywords urban; climate change; cultural; health; resilience
Pages 19-43
Title Resilient food systems: A qualitative tool for measuring food resilience
Type of Article journal article
Volume 19
Year 2016
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