FOOD, SUSTAINABILITY AND TERRITORY:FROM ALTERNATIVE FOOD NETWORKSTO NEW FORMS OF GOVERNANCE
23rd-24th October 2015University of Bergamo | Municipality of BergamoVenue: University of Bergamo (S. Agostino, Conference Room)


23rd October 2015
*Except for the keynote, the working language of the conference will be Italian*
9.30-10.00 INSTITUTIONAL WELCOME
Remo Morzenti Pellegrini (Chancellor of the University of Bergamo) and Giorgio Gori (Mayor of Bergamo)

10.00-11.30 SESSION I – PLENARY
Chair: Francesca Forno (University of Bergamo – CORES lab)

Keynote address
Colin Sage(University College Cork)
From alternative food networks to sustainable food systems: Reflections on achievements, limits and possibilitiesAFNs no longer represent a clear alternative to conventional food production given boundary transgressions. But AFNs have broadened perspectives and helped establish new debates around hunger and food citizenship. Civic networks and multi-level governance will be key to building sustainable food systems.

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Discussants: Cristina Grasseni (University of Utrecht, CORES lab), Gianluca Brunori (University of Pisa)
11.30-11.45 COFFEE BREAK

11.45-13.15 SESSION II – ALTERNATIVE FOOD NETWORKS
Moderator: Silvana Signori (University of Bergamo – CORES lab)

Giovanni Orlando(University of Bergamo – CORES lab)
Food, sustainability and the closed economy: Some thoughts on alternative food networks in the new age of manThis paper explores how the values and emotions of some of the people who eat organic foods in Palermo may be seen to share significant characteristics with the recently proposed ecological approach called planetary boundaries. This is especially true with regard to a rejection of excess in favor of a moral economy of the limit.long abstractpdf presentation

Riccardo Guidi and Massimiliano Andretta(University of Pisa)Between resistance and resilience. How do Italian solidarity purchase groups change in times of crisis and austerity?How have economic crisis and austerity policies affected Italian Solidarity Purchase Groups? As a result of a quali-quantitative investigation, we observe that they seem to be well resistant to shocks and resilient (that is, originally adapting to the new conditions imposed by crises).long abstract
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Giuseppina Migliore and Giorgio Schifani(University of Palermo)Can we define farmers in alternative food networks as social entrepreneurs? Some findings from a behavioral approach
Social entrepreneurship, individual activities with a social objective, is used in this study as a conceptual tool for empirically examining farmers’ participation in alternative food networks. This study verifies whether their participation is driven by the social entrepreneurship dimension to satisfy social and environmental needs.long abstract
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13.15-14.30 LUNCH

14.30-14.45 INTRODUCTION TO AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Fulvio Adobati (Deputy chair, Lelio Pagani Centre for Territorial Studies, University of Bergamo), Mariola Peretti and Marina Zambianchi (Iconemi)

14.45-16.15 SESSION III – NEW PERSPECTIVES ON FOOD GOVERNANCE
Moderator: Paolo Graziano (University of Padua)

Simon Maurano, Silvia Salvi and Francesco Vittori
(University of Bergamo – CORES lab)Enhancing territorial sustainability through the food system: From grassroots commitments to new forms of governance? The Bergamo caseThe different forms of food production, distribution and consumption characterizing the development of Alternative Food Networks were the starting point for the CORES lab’s investigation of the different strategies enacted by local governments to support the spread of spontaneous experiences aimed at the governance of sustainable food systems.long abstract
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Chiara Demaldè(Independent researcher)
The Milano Food Policy: An innovative planning model for sustainable food system governance
The paper shows the values and critical points of the Milano Food Policy planning model by analyzing an innovative approach that permits to acquire a systemic vision of plurality and complexity of the Urban Food System’s characteristics. Moreover, the paper offers a reflection on the possible application of an academic study to the governance planning process.
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Giacomo Pettenati, Egidio Dansero and Alessia Toldo
(University of Turin)
Alternative Food Networks, public procurement and urban food strategies in Turin: the three dimension of a territorial perspective on the local food systemThe planning of a territorial integrated food system could be based on three dimension:alternative food networks, public procurement and urban food strategies.This contribution explores the characteristics and the mutual relationships of these dimensions in the food system of Turin.long abstract
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16.15-16.45 COFFEE BREAK

16.45-18.15 SESSION IV – ROUNDTABLE WITH LOCAL FOOD ACTORS
Moderators: Diego Moratti (infoSOStenibile) and Pietro Raitano (Altreconomia)

21.15 BOOK LAUNCH: L'ITALIA DEL BIOLOGICO
Venue: Domus Bergamo, piazza Dante
Moderator: Lorenzo Migliorati (Osservatorio sui consumi delle famiglie, Università di Verona)
Book author: Roberta Paltrinieri (Università di Bologna)
Discussants: Raoul Tiraboschi (Domus Bergamo) and Stefano Frisoli (AIAB Lombardia)


24th October 2015
10.30-12.30 SESSION V – ROUNDTABLE WITH METROPOLITAN CITIES WORKING ON FOOD POLICY
Moderator: Giorgio Gori (Mayor of Bergamo)
With institutional representatives from the cities of Bergamo, Bologna, Milan and Turin

Roberto Diolaiti(Direttore Settore Ambiente ed Energia - Comune di Bologna)Bologna città degli orti. Indagine conoscitiva e nuove aree ortive.pdf presentation

Alessandro Balducci(Assessore all'Urbanistica e all'Agricoltura - Comune di Milano)Il Milan Urban Food Policy Pact e la Food Policy cittadina.pdf presentation

Elena Di Bella(Dirigente Servizio Sviluppo montano, rurale e valorizzazione produzioni tipiche - Città Metropolitana di Torino)Verso una Città Metropolitana del cibo. Esperienze attuali e punti critici.prd presentation

Graziella Leyla Ciagà(Assessore all'Ambiente, politiche energetiche, verde pubblico - Comune di Bergamo)Progetto: Bergamo Sistema Agricolopdf presentation

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Please note: The event is free, but registration is required by 16 October 2015 at cores@unibg.it


Scientific committee: Francesca Forno, Simon Maurano, Giovanni Orlando, Silvana Signori, Marina ZambianchiMedia partners: http://www.altreconomia.it, http://www.infosostenibile.it/

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