Minimising food miles: issues and outcomes in an ecotourism venture in Fiji

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleMinimising food miles: issues and outcomes in an ecotourism venture in Fiji Author(S)Stephen Pratt (Author)
Abstract  The tourism sector's demand for food, and the distance some food travels, has significant impacts on greenhouse gas emissions and implications for climate change, especially in long haul small island state destinations. This paper describes the development of the concept of food miles, and the many measurement issues involved. It analyses a small island ecotourism project in Fiji where the source, and transport mode, of all food consumed over 35 months was recorded in detail, during which time conscious efforts were made to minimise imported foods and increase island-grown food. ...Paginationp 1148-1165
SubjectEconomicsDescriptorsTourism
Journal TitleJournal of Sustainable Tourism  
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