What is it about?
The purchase of local food is often argued to stimulate local economies through multiplier effects : e.g the value of new outputs and the additional employment and income generated. We synthesize opposing findings related to the multiplier effects of local food.
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Why is it important?
Four types of multipliers were analyzed: output, employment, income, and value-added multipliers We find that the existence of employment and income multipliers seems to be more evident, while the impacts of output- and value-added multipliers depend more on the actual context.
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This page is a summary of: The Multiplier Effects of Food Relocalization: A Systematic Review, Sustainability, April 2020, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/su12093524.
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