The convergence of alternative food networks within “rural development” initiatives: the case of the New Rural Reconstruction Movement in China†

  title={The convergence of alternative food networks within “rural development” initiatives: the case of the New Rural Reconstruction Movement in China†},
  author={Zhenzhong Si and Steffanie Scott},
  journal={Local Environment},
  pages={1082 - 1099}
Rural sociologists and geographers have conceptualised different rural development trajectories including “the agri-industrial model”, “the post-productivist model” and “the rural development model”. Alternative food networks (AFNs) are increasingly recognised as a “forerunner” and a critical component of the emerging “rural development model” in the West. Meanwhile, Marsden and Franklin [2013. Replacing neoliberalism: theoretical implications of the rise of local food movements. Local… 
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