What is it about?
UK Food Policy 2002-2015 aimed to create sustainable farming. Our research focuses on the vegetable sector in England and suggests that the success of the policy was hampered by un-examined ideas about the nature of economic activity that did not reflect the complexities of the networked reality that growers experienced.
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Why is it important?
It's hard for governments to create the ideal conditions for food and farming to flourish. Interventions to help revitalise a sector like vegetable production and encourage more sustainable practices will be more effective if simplistic ideas of how markets work are contested and challenged.
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This page is a summary of: Controversy and doxa: sustainable food policy and the English vegetable sector?, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, January 2021, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jbim-01-2020-0053.
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