Against the logic of bulk commodity production, AAFN redistribute value through the food chain, reconvene trust between producers and consumers, and articulate new forms of political association and market governance (Sonnino & Marsden, 2006).
Even though AAFN comprises a diverse and heterogeneous set of practices, networks and markets, the main common aim is to reconnect food and people spatially and temporally (Harvey, 1990).
By emphasizing different notions and dimensions of quality, AAFN represent an extremely differentiated phenomenon (Goodman, 2003).
How to influence consumers is one major challenge for actors involved with AAFN. Using ANT framework, Dubuisson-Quellier & Lamine (2008) assess the way different fair trade organizations try to enrol consumers in what they define as a fair relationship with producers.
In this section, we will focus on communication discourses as market devices that have an important role in shaping AAFN transactions, especially because most of the qualification techniques on these markets are based on non-material features, such as ethical and environmental characteristics on production and distribution that are not visible to consumers.
Leaders of AAFN and the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation occupied a site off Highway 509 near Sharbot Lake, about 60 miles north of Kingston, where Frontenac was preparing to conduct drilling tests.
She has been ordered to pay a $15,000 fine and the AAFN has been fined $10,000.