Food and Innovation in Rural Transition: the Tuscany case

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The Summer School explores if and how small farms impact on sustainable rural transition while contributing to food provisioning and acquisition. In particular, the programme walks students along the investigation of four themes. These themes fall into the four above mentioned factors influencing the sustainability of rural transition and keep a focus on small farming.
The Summer Course is organized into 3 learning sections: Literature review, Research Methodologies, Food and Innovation in Rural Transition (case-study). Students will elaborate and debate about the following concepts: Transition and sustainable development in rural areas and in agriculture, Rural-urban divide and bridge, Policies for rural areas and small farms, Small farming, concepts and (economic, social, environmental) implications, Multifunctional agriculture: concepts and implications, Social learning approach to innovation.

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