Climate change, vulnerability and the local adaptation strategies of food enterprises in Finland
Puupponen, A. (2015). Climate change, vulnerability and the local adaptation strategies of food enterprises in Finland. In A. Paloviita, & M. Järvelä (Eds.), Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Management (pp. 82-92). Routledge.
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This chapter discusses vulnerability and the adaptation strategies of Finnish food supply chains in the context of climate change. A case study was conducted in 2012 within three Finnish regions. The people interviewed were food entrepreneurs, the managers of food enterprises and relevant stakeholders. According to the study, food enterprises seem to trust local and decentralised food supply chains as an adaptation strategy for combating climate change. Hence, the case study discusses the benefits and learning challenges of food supply chain localisation and introduces the idea of food supply chains that react proactively to climate change issues.