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Agriculture beyond the treadmill? Issues for policy, theory and research practice

Agriculture beyond the treadmill? Issues for policy, theory and research practice Progress in Human Geography 22,2 (1998) pp. 265±275 Progress reports Agriculture beyond the treadmill? Issues for policy, theory and research practice Terry Marsden Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Wales Cardi€, PO Box 906, Cardi€ CF1 3YN, UK I Introduction: questions of state It is increasingly clear that the significance of agriculture and food products in advanced economies is being redefined, as groups of consumers become more conscious of not only the types of food they eat but also its status of origin and transfer. This process of reconnection is occurring after a postwar period of mass production and (largely) quantitative regulation by individual and groups of nation-states. Moreover, it is also clear that rural spaces more generally are being asked to produce and service an increasingly wide range of consumer demands from both local and external groups. In this sense rural development strategies become a zero-sum game; to capture both con- sumer demand under highly competitive global, regional and local conditions and the different packages of state funding (e.g., Objective 5b, LEADER initiatives ) allocated on a competitive basis. While these trends have been emerging during the past decade, it is clear that for several reasons, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Progress in Human Geography SAGE

Agriculture beyond the treadmill? Issues for policy, theory and research practice

Progress in Human Geography , Volume 22 (2): 11 – Apr 1, 1998

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Progress in Human Geography 22,2 (1998) pp. 265±275 Progress reports Agriculture beyond the treadmill? Issues for policy, theory and research practice Terry Marsden Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Wales Cardi€, PO Box 906, Cardi€ CF1 3YN, UK I Introduction: questions of state It is increasingly clear that the significance of agriculture and food products in advanced economies is being redefined, as groups of consumers become more conscious of not only the types of food they eat but also its status of origin and transfer. This process of reconnection is occurring after a postwar period of mass production and (largely) quantitative regulation by individual and groups of nation-states. Moreover, it is also clear that rural spaces more generally are being asked to produce and service an increasingly wide range of consumer demands from both local and external groups. In this sense rural development strategies become a zero-sum game; to capture both con- sumer demand under highly competitive global, regional and local conditions and the different packages of state funding (e.g., Objective 5b, LEADER initiatives ) allocated on a competitive basis. While these trends have been emerging during the past decade, it is clear that for several reasons,

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