Enhancing Adaptive Capacity in Food Systems : Learning at Farmers ' Markets in Sweden

  title={Enhancing Adaptive Capacity in Food Systems : Learning at Farmers ' Markets in Sweden},
  author={Rebecka Milestad and Lotten Westberg and Ulrika Geber and Johanna Bj{\"o}rklund},
This article examines how local food systems in the form of farmers' markets can enhance adaptive capacity and build social-ecological resilience. It does this by exploring the learning potential among farmers and customers. Learning can enable actors to adapt successfully and thus build adaptive capacity. Three forms of learning are investigated: instrumental, communicative, and emancipatory. These forms of learning constitute the foundation for lasting changes of behaviors. Local food systems… CONTINUE READING

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