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Farmland expansion and intensification do not foster local food self-sufficiency. Insights from the Mediterranean area

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Bridging the gap between the micro and the macro scale in modelling food security to inform context-specific regionalised policies remains a major scientific challenge. A better understanding of the relations between global and local drivers impacting local food self-sufficiency (LFSS) is essential. We applied to the whole Mediterranean environmental area (Southern and Northern) a modelling framework for structural estimates (PLS-PM) using qualitative and quantitative methods to combine local-level information from field surveys and participatory workshops with global-level data. Our findings show that farmland expansion and intensification spatially disconnected from urban consumption areas do not appear to foster LFSS. On the other hand, public policies appear key to enhancing LFSS in the Mediterranean area if appropriate to the particular regional context. We outline how this multi-level modelling methodology can contribute to a place-based approach by informing context-specific regionalised policies aimed at food security.
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hal-04390996 , version 1 (12-01-2024)

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Esther Sanz Sanz, Claude Napoléone, Marta Debolini, Davide Martinetti, Olga Moreno Pérez, et al.. Farmland expansion and intensification do not foster local food self-sufficiency. Insights from the Mediterranean area. Journal of Environmental Management, 2023, 351, pp.119769. ⟨10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.119769⟩. ⟨hal-04390996⟩
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