The article aims at improving the understanding on the contribution of food plans in the transition towards more sustainable food systems. The research presents the results of a survey on all the food plans developed until today in Italy. Methodology is based on a documentary analysis according to which an analytical framework was built to investigate geographies, visions and objectives of the plans; the governance mechanisms, policies and actions to achieve these objectives; the actors involved in the decision-making process; and the relations with statutory planning policies. A specific focus is oriented to investigate if and how the plans interpret food as a resource able to produce positive impacts on the economic and environmental sustainability of the food system. Although food plans have triggered a process of cultural and institutional growth allowing to coordinate and integrate different policies, the research has shown that most of them have not found effective applications and created good performance results.

The role of food plans in the transition towards sustainable food systems in Italy

M. Mareggi;L. Lazzarini
2020

Abstract

The article aims at improving the understanding on the contribution of food plans in the transition towards more sustainable food systems. The research presents the results of a survey on all the food plans developed until today in Italy. Methodology is based on a documentary analysis according to which an analytical framework was built to investigate geographies, visions and objectives of the plans; the governance mechanisms, policies and actions to achieve these objectives; the actors involved in the decision-making process; and the relations with statutory planning policies. A specific focus is oriented to investigate if and how the plans interpret food as a resource able to produce positive impacts on the economic and environmental sustainability of the food system. Although food plans have triggered a process of cultural and institutional growth allowing to coordinate and integrate different policies, the research has shown that most of them have not found effective applications and created good performance results.
Creative food cycles 01
978-3-946296-33-1
food planning, food plan, food strategy, sustainability, local authority
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