In the final episode of our first season, we share our main findings and reflections from the past 14 conversations we had about scale in food systems. We present our guests' different views on whether local or global food systems are more sustainable and resilient, and whether that is even the right question to ask. We discuss the need for a diversity of scales and why both small and large farms and long and short supply chains are important. Finally, we examine whether large-scale elements of food systems make it difficult for smaller scale systems to survive and thrive.
Previous Feed episodes
We drew from many of our previous conversations. Here's the episodes we referenced broken down by topics.
What is a smallholder?
What future for smallholders?
Global trade and regional self-sufficiency
Rejecting the local-global binary
Calling for governments to step up
Benefits of a diversity of scales
How should we understand scale
We hope you enjoyed listening in and we'd be happy to hear what you thought of the season. Did you have a favourite episode? Were your views on scale changed or challenged by what the guests said? Which guests should we invite to discuss our next theme, "power in the food system"?
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