Food Community Network as Sustainable Self-Organized Collective Action: a case study of a Solidarity Purchasing Group

Giorgio Schifani, Giuseppina Migliore, Francesca Forno, Giovanni Dara Guccione, Giovanni Dara Guccione

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Abstract

The spread of Food Community Networks (FCNs) is mainly due to new and confirmed policies for consumption, testing new social paradigms aimed at promoting sustainable development in rural areas through the active reorganization of the agricultural and food industry. As a result, there is a set of rules deriving from complex relational structures competing to define self-organized collective action for sustainability. This paper analyses the structure of relations within FCNs. With this end in view, research on the experience of FCNs has been done, in particular of Solidarity Purchasing Groups (henceforth SPGs) in Sicily (Southern Italy). By applying Social Network Analysis, the article identifies what role each participant in the network plays; that is, who can influence long-term collective action.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)54-62
Numero di pagine9
RivistaNew Medit
Volume13
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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