Call for Papers: Local Food Systems in Old Industrial Regions

Posted by on February 01, 2010

The International Geographical Union’s Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces is pleased to announce a conference entitled “Local Food Systems in Old Industrial Regions: Challenges and Opportunities”. The conference will be held in Toledo, Ohio, USA, August 3-7, 2010.

We invite contributions to the conference on the following topics:

± Definitions of local food
± Structure and nature of supply chains/dominant and alternative
± Implications of local food systems for family, neighborhood, urban, and regional economies
± Food safety and security
± Individual and public health issues
± Environmental impact of local food systems
± Issues surrounding environmental justice
± Equity, access, and social justice issues
± Impact of local, national, and international policies on local food systems
± Best practices and success stories
± Issues associated with access to finance, trade credit and contractual inequalities/limitations

Please note that the above topic list is not exhaustive. We invite any contribution that fits with the general theme of the conference.

For more information about the conference please visit the conference website:

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