In the context of acknowledged need for a transition to more sustainable food systems, the definition and implementation of a new food governance system, aimed at facing the complexity of the change needed and assuring the expression of all the interests and potentials, appear crucial. Within a multilevel perspective of food governance, the local urban-rural systems appear particularly promising. This paper analyses an experience in Italy in which since 2010 public and private actors have been interacting to design and implement an integrated urban food strategy. While exploring the dynamics underlying the definition and the functioning of its various institutional tools, the paper critically analyses the challenges and the weaknesses emerged. The problems related to the active involvement of the various public and private stakeholders and to the implementation of an institutional environment enabling the exercise of food democracy are amongst the main issues analysed.

Building local food governance: the case of the Food Plan of the Pisa province

Rossi Adanella;Fastelli Laura;Innocenti Silvia
2015

Abstract

In the context of acknowledged need for a transition to more sustainable food systems, the definition and implementation of a new food governance system, aimed at facing the complexity of the change needed and assuring the expression of all the interests and potentials, appear crucial. Within a multilevel perspective of food governance, the local urban-rural systems appear particularly promising. This paper analyses an experience in Italy in which since 2010 public and private actors have been interacting to design and implement an integrated urban food strategy. While exploring the dynamics underlying the definition and the functioning of its various institutional tools, the paper critically analyses the challenges and the weaknesses emerged. The problems related to the active involvement of the various public and private stakeholders and to the implementation of an institutional environment enabling the exercise of food democracy are amongst the main issues analysed.
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