Food/agriculture

The Hungarian Agrofood system

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the Hungarian agrofood system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the Hungarian agrofood system. For this, the following niches are considered: Local food systems, community agriculture, vegetarianism, organic food. The regime analysis is broken down into the following regimes: beef, pork, retail.

The Dutch Agrofood System

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the Dutch agrofood system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the Dutch agrofood system. For this, the following niches are considered: MSC fish label, Dairy alternatives, Algae for fish feed, Flexitarianism, Hybrid meat, Cultured meat, Local food, organic food. The regime analysis is broken down into the following regimes: meat, fish, dairy, retail, vegetable farming.

Agricultural nature conservation: Water, Land and Dikes

WLD (Water, Land and Dikes) is an organisation of farmers that has started as an agricultural nature conservation organisation. Because the organisation was able to get funding for projects, a wide knowledge base was developed that is used for discussing the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with the national government. WLD proposed to do a pilot. In total 4 pilots in 4 different regions were subsidised by the government, of which one pilot was done by WLD. In this pilot WLD practiced with being an ‘implementation organisation’ and developed new services.

Local food production: Capital growth

Capital Growth began as a campaign to create 2,012 new food-growing spaces across London in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and received direct support from the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority, and the Big Lottery’s Local Food Programme. The initiative exceeded its target and managed to support almost 3,000 unique food-growing spaces. After reaching this peak level, however, the number has dwindled.

Biond German Organic School Catering

The case is about the formation and development of a sustainable school catering company in Germany. The start of the initiative was in 2000. Back then, the organic food as well as school catering was not as widely spread as it is nowadays. The focus of the case will be on the establishment of the company and realignement after an insolvency. The main interest of the case is thus on governance.

Castro Laboreiro: reconciling biodiversity and rural livelihoods

This case study illustrates how innovative forms of land management and agro-environment subsidies were developed and implemented in Castro Laboreiro, a small mountain community in Northern Portugal. We assess the innovative ways by which local communities, in cooperation with regional institutions (e.g. Peneda-Gerês National Park), organized themselves in order to access public funds (national and European) for reconciling biodiversity and rural livelihoods. Therefore, this case focus on both social (new forms of organizations) and economic innovations (new forms of getting funding).

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