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RIOS NUNEZ, Sandra. Geographical knowledge and reconnection between production and consumption: the case for organic livestock in Wales, United Kingdom. Soc. nat. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.1, pp.93-102. ISSN 1982-4513.

Since the late nineties, in Wales, food scandals (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) y Foot-and mouth disease (FMD) have highlighted the serious problems of commoditization in a context of low cooperation between farmers and differences in the food supply chain which has depressed producer prices. The support of organic farming as a tool of agricultural policy has reconnected producers and consumers. Cambrian Foods or Black Mountain Foods are success experiences which are using important elements of geographical knowledge through farmer markets and box schemes to promote local food chains. However, continue to dominate the global supply chains (Tesco or Sainsbury´s among others) clearly oriented towards deterritorialized commodities transaction. Geographic knowledge is a branch in the study of Geographies of consumption, approach developed by the British school which is related with the analysis of spatial dynamics that are generated in the production-circulation- consumption of agro-foods.

Palabras clave : Production-Consumption; Geographical Knowledge; Global and Local Agro-food Commodities Circuits; Organic Livestock.

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