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Development of local and regional food networks: Cases from the UK

The purpose of this paper is to analyse barriers and facilitators for local and regional food network development and the role of governmental and other support agencies.

Year of Publication2010

This paper explores the development of local and regional food businesses in a network context. The initial section reviews the changing business and support environment surrounding local food network development and related literature. To analyse the barriers and facilitators to food network development and evaluate the contribution of a multiplicity of governmental, commercial and voluntary support agencies, empirical analysis draws on three cases (two local networks that are successful and one regional network that has so far failed to establish itself).

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small businessukregional support mechanismslocal foodnetworks
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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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