Alternative food networks and new producer-consumer relations in France and in Brazil

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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 diverse and dynamic, being a social, economic and environmental option to family farming, strengthening local markets and reconnecting producers and consumers. In these countries, the successful initiatives of alternative networks occur in places where there is coordination between food networks stakholders such as the government, NGOs, private enterprises, farmers and consumers' organizations.

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Darolt, M. R., Lamine, C., Brandenburg, A., Faggion Alencar, M. D. C., & Abreu, L. S. (2016). Alternative food networks and new producer-consumer relations in France and in Brazil. Ambiente e Sociedade, 19(2), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-4422ASOC121132V1922016

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