FOOD PROVISIONING AND INFORMATION

Hanoi, Vietnam
Local food and digital technologies, Hanoi

Internet usage in Food provisioning and information

This case study aims to investigate the impacts of urban consumers’ internet usage on the sustainability of the food system, in the context of an emerging economy.

The objective is to scrutinize the effects of internet on food provision and eating practices, according to two dimensions i/ as a marketing channel through direct sales (from producers, retail stores, online retailers, etc.), and ii/ as an information channel to make decisions on food choice and purchases.

Impact and innovation

Impact on consumer practices / Innovation from private sector

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