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New geographical directions for food systems governance research

Yap, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-8629-2360 (2022). New geographical directions for food systems governance research. Progress in Human Geography, 47(1), pp. 66-84. doi: 10.1177/03091325221133808


Food systems governance has emerged as a distinct focus of geographical research. Researchers and policymakers are increasingly engaging with food systems as complex, multi-scalar and cross-cutting sets of issues. This article examines the potential of critical, interdisciplinary readings of the relationships between the state, space and territory to explore new directions and opportunities for food systems governance research and practice. In doing so, the article proposes a critical research agenda that emphasises the interdependent spatial and relational character of food systems governance.

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Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2022. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License ( which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (
Publisher Keywords: Food policy, food systems, governance, place, space, territory
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management > Food Policy
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