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Food Policy Development in the Australian State of Victoria: A Case Study of the Food Alliance

Caraher, M., Carey, R., McConell, K. & Lawrence, M. (2013). Food Policy Development in the Australian State of Victoria: A Case Study of the Food Alliance. International Planning Studies, 18(1), pp. 78-95. doi: 10.1080/13563475.2013.750939


This article explores the development of a food policy body called the Food Alliance and the role of the organization in encouraging the development of food policy that integrates health and ecological issues. The Food Alliance is located within the Australian state of Victoria. A policy triangle is used as a framework to describe and analyse the work of the Food Alliance. Lessons are drawn about effective strategies for influencing integrated food policy. This occurs in a context where food policy typically favours powerful industry and agricultural interests and where relationships between the health and environmental sectors are in their infancy. The implications for planning and organizing a state-wide food policy are explored from the perspective of policy and the ways in which this can be influenced through working with key stakeholders.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management > Food Policy
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