Originally defined and conceived as practices of resistance in front of a globalizing food market, Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) have recently gained a growing international scientific attention and policy support. Despite a great heterogeneity of forms and models, AFNs are generally conceived as new ways to organize the social and spatial relationships between food production, distribution and consumption, with a strong attention to the issues of sustainability, quality and justice. Moving from a geographical perspective, we propose an innovative research path to analyze AFNs in terms of a new system of relations between cities and rural areas. In fact, by looking at AFNs, cities and rural areas may be intended as part of a whole local food system, founded on the co-existence of multiple networks, both conventional and innovative, on the same territory. In the paper, opportunities and limits of this perspective are explored.

Alimentare la città. Limiti e potenzialità delle Alternative Food Network nella ridefinizione dei rapporti città-campagna

DANSERO, Egidio
2014

Abstract

Originally defined and conceived as practices of resistance in front of a globalizing food market, Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) have recently gained a growing international scientific attention and policy support. Despite a great heterogeneity of forms and models, AFNs are generally conceived as new ways to organize the social and spatial relationships between food production, distribution and consumption, with a strong attention to the issues of sustainability, quality and justice. Moving from a geographical perspective, we propose an innovative research path to analyze AFNs in terms of a new system of relations between cities and rural areas. In fact, by looking at AFNs, cities and rural areas may be intended as part of a whole local food system, founded on the co-existence of multiple networks, both conventional and innovative, on the same territory. In the paper, opportunities and limits of this perspective are explored.
Atti del XXXI Congresso Geografico Italiano, vol. II
Mimesis
II
375
383
9788857528182
alternative food networks, territorialità, filiera corta, città-campagna, Torino
Egidio Dansero, Matteo Puttilli
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Paper_Dansero-Puttilli_DEF 12-1-13.pdf

Accesso aperto

Descrizione: AFN AGEI
Tipo di file: PREPRINT (PRIMA BOZZA)
Dimensione 232.15 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
232.15 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/2318/1578775
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact