Institutional capacity of local government to embed food security into policy

Slade, Christine (2013). Institutional capacity of local government to embed food security into policy. In Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future (pp. 63-77) New York, United States: Springer US. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-4484-8_5


Author Slade, Christine
Title of chapter Institutional capacity of local government to embed food security into policy
Title of book Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer US
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-4484-8_5
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Year available 2013
ISBN 9781461444848
9781461444831
Chapter number 5
Start page 63
End page 77
Total pages 15
Total chapters 20
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Food security policy making is on the agenda of a number of councils and manifests itself in various forms. This chapter primarily examines influential factors in the local government policy-making process when seeking to embed accessible and affordable culturally appropriate, fresh, healthy food, particularly for socially vulnerable groups. It also explores the diverse responses from councils in order to incorporate food security into policy. Although local government plays important roles in food insecurity solutions, legislative, resource and organizational mechanisms and practices limit local government activity. State and federal governments need to acknowledge the food security agenda as an important sustainability issue and provide inter-governmental support to local government initiatives through legislative provisions and increased funding.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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