This article aims at analyzing the innovation potential of a local food network, which sees different actors that cooperate to build a local organic food production-provision system and progressively develop a broader mobilization on food issues, health and sustainability. The case analyzed is that of Crisoperla, an association located in Italy, between Tuscany and Liguria, which involves organic farmers, social farming and fishermen cooperatives, consumers’ groups and association and agronomists. The analysis is based on the empirical data collected in the 3-year European project SOLINSA (FP7, 2011–2014). The focus is on the role of organic farming and organic food as a boundary object, a binder element around which actors involved work in order to develop common visions, languages and goals and organize their activities. These processes are, in fact, at the basis of the organizational consolidation of the association as well as of the growth of its political awareness and its willingness and capacity to interact with the outside both at local and higher levels.
|Autori interni:||FAVILLI, ELENA|
|Autori:||Favilli, Elena; Rossi, Adanella; Brunori, Gianluca|
|Titolo:||Food networks: collective action and local development. The role of organic farming as boundary object|
|Anno del prodotto:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s13165-015-0118-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|