Social Externalities of Farming Businesses

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Matt Reed's presentation from the Sustainable Food Trust's recent conference 'True-Cost Accounting in Food and Farming'. Footage of the conference can be found at http://vimeo.com/81133136 and Matt's …

Matt Reed's presentation from the Sustainable Food Trust's recent conference 'True-Cost Accounting in Food and Farming'. Footage of the conference can be found at http://vimeo.com/81133136 and Matt's presentation begins at 34:45.

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  • 1. S O C I A L   E X T E R N A L I T I E S   O F   F A R M I N G   B U S I N E S S E S   ! D R   M AT T   R E E D   ! U N I V E R S I T Y   O F     GLOUCESTERSHIRE
  • 2. THE FFB FA R M ! C U LT U R A L A R T E F A C T, B I O T I C C O M M U N I T Y, F O O D P R O D U C T I O N ! ! F A M I LY ! I N T E R - G E N E R AT I O N A L ( D E A D & YET TO BE BORN), IDENTITY ! ! ! BUSINESS ! F A M I LY L A B O U R , A S S E T, FOOD CHAIN, MORAL LINK
  • 3. SOCIAL F O O T P R I N T S OF FA R M S THE
  • 4. 7 KEY QUESTIONS • Succession • Well-being • Bridging • Governance • Linking • Bonding • Innovation Organic Non-organic All
  • 5. GROWING & THE URBAN • FFB disrupted - new links between cities and rural • The configuration of farms changes - socially • social aims, more people, shorter term • different food chains, other labour • different status games & moral links
  • 6. SOCIAL EXTERNALITIES • More than jobs • Distinct differences by farm type • Importance of retail & distribution • What sort of farms do you want?
  • 7. D R M AT T REED • @ReedMtweet • mreed@glos.ac.uk • www.ccri.ac.uk