Saltando de escala... ¿hacia dónde? El papel de los actores convencionales en los sistemas alimentarios alternativos

  1. Daniel López García 1
  2. Beatriz Pontijas 1
  3. Manuel González de Molina 1
  4. Manuel Delgado 2
  5. Gloria I. Guzmán 1
  6. Juan Infante-Amate 1
  1. 1 Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Sevilla, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Sevilla

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Sevilla, España


Ager: Revista de estudios sobre despoblación y desarrollo rural = Journal of depopulation and rural development studies

ISSN: 1578-7168

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 25

Pages: 99-127

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4422/AGER.2018.14 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

More publications in: Ager: Revista de estudios sobre despoblación y desarrollo rural = Journal of depopulation and rural development studies


Peripheral stakeholders, such as small food retailers that are not completely integrated in alternative food networks, show high potential for upscaling local food systems. We have been done fieldwork-based research in four different counties in Andalusia (Spain), using a mixed, qualitative/quantitative analysis. We have produced a typology of local stakeholders, regarding to their different strategies aimed at surviving amongst global and large-scale stakeholders. We also analyze the discourses that shape these strategies. The paper offers relevant insights on food governance and joint governance construction between academy, local stakeholders and policy-makers, in order to include conventional stakeholders into transitions to local sustainable food systems.

Funding information

Agradecer a la Dirección General de Comercio de la Junta de Andalucía la financiación del proyecto de investigación dentro del cual se inscribe el presente artículo.


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