What Can Be: Stakeholder Perspectives for a Sustainable Food System

Jesus Garcia-Gonzalez, Hallie Eakin
2019 Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development  
Any multistakeholder initiative that aims to build the basis for change in a food system, regardless of geographic scale, requires an understanding of what is important to stakeholders, how they view the boundaries of the system, and what changes they feel are needed. An assessment of stakeholder perspectives of the Phoenix Valley food system was conducted as an initial step in a process of food system coalition-building. The objectives of the research were to explore how active participants in
more » ... ive participants in the food system visualized a "sustainable food system" and to juxtapose their perspectives on food system sustainability with those in the academic literature to create an initial picture of food sustainability. Respondents emphasized the importance of education, local food, reducing a *
doi:10.5304/jafscd.2019.084.010 fatcat:bm7jqw5qwvg45mfvg5trr2llm4