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dc.contributor.authorCooley, Christiana Clarken_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:40:16Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:40:16Z
dc.date.issued2007-06-20en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06202007-134833en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33662
dc.description.abstractLocal food production movements have claimed a central role in proposals to mitigate some of the negative effects of economic globalization. Although not meant to be a panacea for the ills of the neoliberal order, local food production is advocated as a sustainable solution to a portion of the environmental degradation caused by global capitalism, and as a mechanism by which to rebuild community networks undermined by the globalization of commerce and culture and create the type of sustainable development necessary to restore and preserve the carrying capacity of the planet. This study seeks to develop a conceptual framework for assessing the potential for communities to create and sustain local food production by addressing three major factors that influence a communityâ s ability to localize its food system: the physical capacity of the region or locality to produce enough food to feed its inhabitants, successful policy and trade adjustments by governments to create and enable the survival of local food production systems, and the willingness of consumers to participate in a localized food production system, which includes the communityâ s willingness and ability to bear the costs of instituting and maintaining the local system.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartCooleyEDTS[1].pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectsustainable agricultureen_US
dc.subjectlocal food systemen_US
dc.subjectlocal food productionen_US
dc.titleA Research Design for Assessing the Possibilities of Localized Food Productionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRich, Richard C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLuke, Timothy W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNatter, Wolfgang Georgeen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06202007-134833/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-06-20en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-07-24
dc.date.adate2007-07-24en_US


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