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Towards Inclusive Urban Food Supply Chains

  • Virva TuomalaEmail author
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Abstract

This paper is a literature review on the linkages between urban food security and the food supply chain. Food security is a growing concern in cities all over the world. In urban contexts, food security derives not from a fundamental lack of food but rather insufficient access and instability of adequate nutrition. Poverty contributes significantly to financial and spatial access issues.

Urban food security suffers from a lack of interdisciplinary research and empirical data. This literature review provides a starting point for empirical research, bringing supply chain management into the discourse and juxtaposing it with papers in development studies and urban geography. This makes it possible to analyze the bigger underlying societal factors in conjunction with the practicalities of food supply chains.

Keywords

Food Urban Food security Supply chains Sustainability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hanken School of EconomicsHelsinkiFinland

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