Locating food democracy: Theoretical and practical ingredients

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This research was designed to better understand the concept of food democracy through analysis of a particular community food initiative in Missoula, Montana. An analytical framework identifying some key dimensions of food democracy is posited and then examined through in-depth research into a partnership that involves university students working on a community farm to produce food for distribution to low-income people through the food bank and to members of a community supported agriculture arrangement. Organizations collaborate to affect change they could not achieve on their own and create opportunities for meaningful participation by individuals involved in various facets of the food initiative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-308
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2008


  • Citizen participation
  • Collaborative action
  • Community farm
  • Community supported agriculture
  • Food banks
  • Food citizenship
  • Food democracy
  • Food system


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