THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL IN LATVIA IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF LOCAL FOOD AND RURAL COMMUNITIES.

Kaufmane, D.; Proskina, L.; Paula, L.; Naglis-Liepa, K.
Abstract:
The European Green Deal is one of the attempts to make our economy more sustainable in the long run, and these issues have been increasingly raised in Latvia over the recent years. Promoting changes in daily food consumption habits could also improve people’s quality of life in the future. In a globalized food system, small and local businesses are often being pushed out of the market, which is divided between the big producers and food chains. However, food is also part of each country’s unique cultural heritage and different identities. Even the food sector is relatively small, it should be further developed as it has a very positive effect on trade in fresh, high quality and healthy traditional food. This leads towards positive multiplier social and economic impact on local communities. In a result, local food systems develop as a complex phenomenon including both economic manifestations such as the functioning of local food chains, and social, cultural and environmental manifestations, ensuring the sustainability and resilience of rural local communities. Addressing these issues requires not only an agricultural policy, but also a comprehensive food policy, responding to detailed issues of local food production. On the basis of the qualitative research data, the aim of the article is to reveal the main problems and solutions in local food systems in Latvia at local community level considering priorities of the European Green Deal.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2021
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
local food; the European Green Deal; sustainability; local communities
Editor:
• Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE • Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Volume:
21
SGEM Book title:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021
Book number:
6.2
SGEM Series:
SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference
Pages:
19-28
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci
Period:
7 - 10 December, 2021
ISBN:
978-619-7603-36-1
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021, 7 - 10 December, 2021
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2021V/6.2/s25.07
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