Community Supported Agriculture in the Urban Fringe: Empirical Evidence for Project Feasibility in the Metropolitan Area of Naples (Italy)

Urbanisation of city-side areas effects on farm land use and organisation are analysed in this study with the objective of seeking the most effective way to implement a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme. Specifically, we used a theoretical framework to describe and assess the relationships between urbanization and farm-styles in the city belt. Our analysis is based on a case study in the protected area of the Campi Flegrei Regional Park situated in the north-western part of the Neapolitan metropolitan area, which is a peri-urban rural area with severe environmental management problems. Our results from the empirical analysis allowed us to distinguish the farms of the area into three behavioural-social groups on the basis of specific features, in order to identify the best suited type of farm for the strategic implementation of the CSA. A market scenario was predicted for each of them without any intervention


Editor(s):
Schiefer, Gerhard
Fritz, Melanie
Issue Date:
2011-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1809-6945 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/121952
Published in:
International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Volume 02, Number 3
Page range:
326-339
Total Pages:
14




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