The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food systems

Mariëlle Dubbeling


In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 32 - Urban Food-Waste-Energy Nexus and the Private Sector, p.52-55 (2017)


Private sector players are recognised to have the potential to contribute to more sustainable and resilient City Region Food Systems (CRFS). Traditionally, a wide range of private sector organisations have been and are involved in different parts of the food system (from input and service supply to production, processing, retail, catering and consumption). Examples of such private sector players operating in the formal and informal sectors include small, medium and large agricultural farms and production enterprises, food value chain enterprises, individual entrepreneurs, cooperatives, family-run businesses, social enterprises and large corporations.

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