NEW MARKETS, NEW VALUES

NEW MARKETS, NEW VALUES

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22 June 2013

Farming Mattters | 29.2 | June 2013

This issue of Farming Matters presents a small sample of the many experiences in (re)creating and (re)vitalising local markets. These experiences generate substantial employment, and also build local food security and food sovereignty. 

Yet, they are often overlooked by policymakers and mainstream development experts who view them as “niche” initiatives, supposedly irrelevant for larger development processes. There is work for researchers here: by analysing, aggregating and systematising this variety of experiences and quantifying their impact, they would help

There is work for researchers here: by analysing, aggregating and systematising this variety of experiences and quantifying their impact, they would help policymakers to see the real strengths and weaknesses of localisation.

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