Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Monique Monteverde; Katie Pease; Anthony W. Thompson , pp. 92. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Monique Monteverde, Katie Pease, Anthony W. Thompson
pong.leung@bth.se
Titel / Title: Community Food Systems: Working towards Sustainability and Satisfying Human Needs
Abstrakt Abstract:

Abstract: A community food system (CFS) can assist a community in satisfying human needs while also working toward a principle-based understanding of sustainability. Utilizing a whole-systems perspective and the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, we identify generic satisfiers of human needs (as defined by Max-Neef: Subsistence, Participation, Identity, Idleness, Creation, Freedom, Affection, Understanding and Protection) that are affected by a CFS. Then we identify specific leverage points within the community food system that most enhance those generic satisfiers. By implementing strategies developed around those leverage points, a community food system will provide opportunities to meet Human Needs and help a community move toward sustainability. In doing so, the CFS can have a significant ―ripple effect‖ within the community, and on into society, that serves to support movement towards a sustainable future.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Environmental Studies\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Food system, human needs, community, sustainability, strategic sustainable development, systems thinking

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/13/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Richard Blume
richard.blume@bth.se
Examinator / Examiner: Pong Leung
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Anmärkningar / Comments:

Monique Monteverde-greenmountain@gmail.com
Katie Pease-tierradiversity@yahoo.com
Anthony W. (Tony) Thompson-411.tony@gmail.com