Food, both common and essential

Industrialized food chains imposed themselves as dominant. All around the world, territories and local communities remain essential in food supply. Sometimes in traditional ways, sometimes through the most advanced technology, short food chain bring local solutions for sustainable development. At the territorial level, their complementarity allows everyone to find a mode that suits their consumption habits : farm-shops, open-air markets, CSAs, co-operative shops, websites. This multitude of local initiatives, creative but dispersed, can give the impression of being a mess. Yet all of them share common objectives: reduce the distance between producers and consumers, create local jobs, rise awareness on culinary culture, facilitate access to a healthy diet for all . These points of convergence can bring players to develop regionalised food systems run by local strategies.