International Journal of Plant Science and Ecology
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International Journal of Plant Science and Ecology, Vol.1, No.2, Apr. 2015, Pub. Date: Apr. 10, 2015
Local Food Production and Consumption in Iran
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Authors
[01] Bahareh Parsa Motlagh, Agroecology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
[02] Alireza Koocheki, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
[03] Mehdi Nassiri Mahallati, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
[04] Mehdi Ramezani, Young Researchers and Elites Club, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Department of Agronomy, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract
This study provides a comprehensive literature-review-based overview of the current understanding of local food systems, including: alternative definitions; estimates of market size and reach; descriptions of the characteristics of local food consumers and producers; and an examination of early evidence on the economic and health impacts of such systems. Iran has a long history of traditional markets in the towns and villages in the north, Some of which came from foreign tourists in the north of Iran were subject to local markets. Considering that local markets have a long history in the Middle East, especially the Iranian cities and the economic transactions of an important cultural functions are also enjoys cultural transmission of rich and tangled that alone will cause cultural richness.
Keywords
Economic and Health Impacts, Local Food
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