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The Role of Local Food in Rural Economic Development: A Case Study of Frontenac County

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dc.contributor.advisor Caldwell, Wayne Howes, Katherine 2018-12-03T18:43:38Z 2018-12-03T18:43:38Z 2018-12 2018-11-23 2018-12-03
dc.description.abstract In Eastern Ontario, many communities have developed local food initiatives to strengthen their local economies. This thesis examines the planning and economic development implications of local food activities for rural communities. To gain insight into the role of local food in rural economic development, this thesis examines the local food economy of Frontenac County, investigating the needs of those involved in the local food supply chain, with an emphasis on the gaps that a potential food hub could fill. The challenges of geography, topography, and lack of access to markets currently limits the growth of the local food economy in Frontenac. It was found that the demand for local food in the region requires further development before a food hub could help ‘scale up’ local food production. This thesis concludes with recommendations for the further development of the local food economy of Frontenac County and considerations for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Local Food en_US
dc.subject Rural Economic Development en_US
dc.title The Role of Local Food in Rural Economic Development: A Case Study of Frontenac County en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Rural Planning and Development en_US Master of Science (Planning) en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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