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The Short Food Supply Chain: A Concrete Example of Sustainability. A Literature Review
Titolo Rivista: RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA' 
Autori/Curatori: Sara Fabbrizzi, Silvio Menghini, Nicola Marinelli 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2014 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  18 P. 189-206 Dimensione file:  185 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2014-002012
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The present work is a literature review on the short food supply chain, interpreted as a concrete example of sustainability, in which various economic, social and environmental topics are linked in a way that interprets the short food supply chain as a new form of dynamism in the market for agricultural goods. This work presents the expected benefits of the alternative agri-food networks for the producer, the consumer and the community, the various interpretative approaches and the criteria for the classification of different forms of short food supply chain. In particular, the paper shows how the short food supply chain offers to the manufacturer and the consumer elements of response to the crisis of modernization, which led to the promotion of "relocalization" processes of production-consumption systems, according to the principles of sustainability. In fact, the consumer, by selecting the short food supply chain, not only searches for certain characteristics of the product, but also wants to participate in a "social event" which includes environmental, fairness and food and economic democracy principles. The producer, through the direct sale, expresses his will to retain a greater final value added, but also enhances the quality of the products and, improving the network of relations, re-evaluates its social role, with positive effects for the community. The short food supply chain, thus, becomes a concrete place where several players - not only the producer and the consumer - interact in the spirit of agri-food governance, where the act of buying is transformed in an act with an economic, social and ecological positive valence.

Il presente lavoro è una rassegna bibliografica sulla filiera corta, interpretata come un esempio concreto di sostenibilità, in cui varie tematiche di carattere economico, sociale e ambientale si intrecciano in un percorso che interpreta la filiera corta come una nuova forma di dinamismo nel mercato dei beni agricoli. Nel lavoro di rassegna sono riportati i vantaggi attesi degli alternative agri-food networks per il produttore, il consumatore e la collettività, i vari approcci interpretativi e i criteri di classificazione delle diverse forme di filiera corta. In particolare viene evidenziato come sia per il produttore che per il consumatore la filiera corta offra elementi di risposta alla crisi della modernizzazione, che hanno portato, così, alla valorizzazione dei processi di "rilocalizzazione" dei sistemi di produzioneconsumo secondo i principi della sostenibilità. Il consumatore, infatti, scegliendo la filiera corta, non solo ricerca determinate caratteristiche del prodotto, bensì vuole partecipare ad un «evento sociale», in cui si concretizzano i principi ambientali, di equità e di democrazia alimentare ed economica. Il produttore, inoltre, attraverso la vendita diretta esprime sì la volontà di trattenere un maggior valore aggiunto finale del prodotto, ma valorizza anche la qualità dei prodotti e, migliorando la rete di relazioni, rivaluta il proprio ruolo sociale, con ricadute positive per la collettività. La filiera corta diventa così un luogo concreto in cui tutta una serie di attori, non più individuabili soltanto nelle figure di produttore e consumatore, interagisce secondo un’ottica di governance agroalimentare, che vede trasformare l’atto di acquisto in un atto con valenza positiva economica, sociale ed ecologica.
Keywords: Filiera corta, sostenibilità, produttore, consumatore, collettività, network, governance agroalimentare

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