Økolandsbyer eller netværksorienterede organisationer som vejen mod bæredygtig fødevareproduktion og -forbrug

Ronnie Schiellerup Christiansen, Karen Andrea Thorup, David Rosing, Stefan Jehl & Pelle Jon Fabæch Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The context of this paper focuses on some of the problems surrounding organisations that arise as a reaction to the environmental impact of current production and consumption of foodstuff associated with rising urbanisation. We examine specifically two types of organisations that we categorise as ecovillages and network oriented organisations respectively. Ecovillages are villages based on ecology in Denmark and other countries, while network oriented organisations are foodstuff communities in Denmark and foreign countries. These categorisations are made through empirical document analysis and case studies, primarily of text from the organisations’ websites. Afterwards David Harvey’s theory about ecosocialism is involved. In this part of the paper the pros and cons about the two types of organisations are analysed, with the purpose of assessing which of the two is the most beneficial. The theory of science in the paper is critical realism. Furthermore, theory about materialism concerning dualistic, dialectical and continuity perspective is involved. The overall conclusion is, that network oriented organisations are the most beneficial solution to the environmental impact of current production and consumption of foodstuff. As the network oriented organisations are found in the city, it reaches out to more people and integrates the solutions to environmental problems with the already established society in the city.

UddannelserGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato4 jan. 2016