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Title: Seeking Pathways to Sustainable Food - Chapter 6 of The Resilience Imperative: Co-operative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
Authors: Lewis, Michael
Conaty, Pat
Keywords: social economy
co-operative economy
transition studies
steady-state economy
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Citation: ISBN 978-0-86571-707-
Abstract: This book chapter explores a range of models around the world for seeking pathways to sustainable food production and consumption. It addresses this theme from the overall perspective of the book, which explores a more decentralized, co-operative, steady-state economy.
Description: This book is based upon research and reflection supported by BALTA during its initial research program from 2006-2012. It explored many of the themes that became central to BALTA’s work in its Scaling Innovation for Sustainability Project. With our communities confronted by major sustainability challenges, many linked to the impact of climate change, it argues for replacing the paradigm of limitless economic growth with a more decentralized, co-operative, steady-state economy. It examines case studies of success in energy sufficiency, local food systems, low-cost community based financing, affordable housing and land reform. Specific chapters and the book as a whole redefine the development paradigm within a sustainability and steady-state economic framework.
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