Insights into community vulnerability and resilience following natural disasters: perspectives with food retailers in Northern NSW, Australia

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Lawrence, Geoffrey (2014) Insights into community vulnerability and resilience following natural disasters: perspectives with food retailers in Northern NSW, Australia. Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability, 20 (7). pp. 782-795. ISSN 1354-9839


Abstract

The resilience of Australia's food-supply chain following natural disasters has been brought into question, following the significant flooding and cyclone events of 2010/2011. How this manifests at the community level, in both rural and urban locations, has been examined through the lens of large and small food retailers in northern NSW. These interviews reveal the fragility of both the long and short supply chain where transport systems are compromised. Self-imposed standards severely restricted the ability of supermarkets to acquire fresh food, in the face of transport disruptions. Similarly, the precarious position of rural food retailers, exposed to continual fuel and electricity price increases, is compounded by the impact of extreme weather events. The insights captured through this study suggest interception points, or policy entry points, to address the resilience of the food-supply chain.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 03:41
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Food-supply chains; Reslience of food-supply; Rural community resilience; Food systems vulnerability
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420602 Health equity
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410199 Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440406 Rural community development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920206 Health Inequalities
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1905 Understanding climate change > 190504 Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1901 Adaptation to climate change > 190103 Social impacts of climate change and variability
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2013.873396
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46807

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