Connecting Entrepreneurship and Regional Food Networks

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New Choices Magazine theme of articles

The Linkages between Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Regional Food Networks

In a new theme published online by Choices Magazine, the collection of articles identify and examine how entrepreneurship influences the process of organizing strategies to support farming and communities. “The Linkages between Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Regional Food Networks” gathers works that discuss potential impacts of the “local food” movement, motivations for environmentally sensitive production, selected organizations that underpin the support system for entrepreneurship, and importance of creating and sustaining entrepreneurial relationships.

  • Theme Overview: The Linkages between Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Regional Food Networks

Chyi-lyi (Kathleen) Liang

  • Can Regional Food Networks and Entrepreneurial Strategies Enhance Food System Resilience?

Sally Duncan, Christy Anderson Brekken, Sue Lurie, Rob Fiegener, Seth Sherry, and Chyi-lyi (Kathleen) Liang

  • Linking Regional Food Networks to Ecological Resilience

Christy Anderson Brekken, Rob Fiegener, and Sally Duncan

  • The Support Ecosystem for Regional Food Network Entrepreneurship

Thomas S. Lyons and Michael Lee

  • Farm Incubators - Creating Entrepreneurial Relationships to Support Prosperous Food Networks

Chyi-lyi (Kathleen) Liang

If you are interested in setting up an interview one of this theme’s authors, please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices. To learn more, visit

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