2016
DOI: 10.1590/1809-4422asoc121132v1922016
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Abstract: This paper presents an analysis about agroecological alternative food networks and new producer-consumer relationships in France and Brazil. The investigation method is based on descriptive and qualitative research about 20 cases (qualitative interviews), selected with stakeholders (farmers, traders, consumers and food experts) in France and Southern Brazil. A typology about the characteristics and organization to short circuits trade is provided. The results show that alternative food networks are very divers… Show more

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“…The agri-food system encountered crises which have, in turn, triggered the formation of socalled alternative food chains which have opened up debates for new chains in local development, and which incorporate the technical-productive, economic and environmental variables, as well as the social, ethical and cultural values (DAROLT et al, 2016).…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The agri-food system encountered crises which have, in turn, triggered the formation of socalled alternative food chains which have opened up debates for new chains in local development, and which incorporate the technical-productive, economic and environmental variables, as well as the social, ethical and cultural values (DAROLT et al, 2016).…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Consumers and producers in local food systems are involved in relationships that include valuing local products and knowledge, trust, links to sustainable production practices, and promoting social justice by supporting family farmers' markets (AZEVEDO, 2015;DAROLT et al, 2016;FARMER;BETZ, 2016). These actors perceive producing and feeding themselves as a political act that is positioned against the practices adopted by the conventional system (PORTILHO; CASTANEDA, 2011).…”
Section: Relationship Between Producers and Consumers In Local Food Smentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Analyzing experiences of alternative organic food networks in Brazil and France in the so-called short circuits of commercialization, researchers highlighted aspects such as avoiding the standardization of industrial agri-food systems [19]. The authors point out that these initiatives strengthen principles such as autonomy, solidarity, food security, social justice, and respect for local culture and tradition in consumer relations.…”
Section: Agroecological Principlesmentioning
confidence: 99%