From Seedling to Supermarket: The Social and Environmental Implications for Australia of the Restructuring of Agri-food Supply Chains (2007–2011)

Supermarkets are involved in the restructuring of agri-food supply chains, the contours and impacts of which are poorly understood. The aims of this study are to: document the changes that are occurring in agri-food supply chains; compare and contrast the Australian and overseas experience; and, identify the social and environmental impacts of such transformations. This will be the first time that Australian social scientists have examined supermarket conduct as it affects actors within the food chain. The expected outcomes include new insights into: supermarket power; the regulation and governance of agri-food chains; and supermarket influence on diet and consumer health.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council