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Oriana Gava     Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Oriana Gava published an article in December 2018.
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Gianluca Brunori

57 shared publications

Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Fabio Bartolini

49 shared publications

Associate Professor, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Francesca Venturi

20 shared publications

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy;(I.T.);(C.S.);(F.V.);(M.F.Q.);(A.Z.)

Alberto Pardossi

17 shared publications

Department of Agriculture, Food & Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto, 80-56124 Pisa, Italy;(C.C.);(M.L.);(S.B.);(A.P.)

Andrea Marescotti

16 shared publications

Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A Reflection of the Use of the Life Cycle Assessment Tool for Agri-Food Sustainability Oriana Gava, Fabio Bartolini, Francesca Venturi, Gianluca Br... Published: 23 December 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su11010071
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In pursuit of agricultural sustainability and food security, research should contribute to policy-making by providing scientifically robust evidence. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is an excellent candidate for generating that evidence, thereby helping the selection of interventions towards more sustainable agri-food. The purpose of this article is proposing a basis for discussion on the use of the LCA tool for targeting and monitoring of environmental policy interventions in agri-food. The problem of reducing the environmental burden in agri-food can be tackled by acting on the supply and/or demand sides and may benefit from the collaboration of supply chain stakeholders. Agri-food policies that most benefit from LCA-based data concern cross-border pollution, transaction costs following the adoption of environmental standards, adoption of less polluting practices and/or technologies, and business-to-consumer information asymmetry. The choice between the methodological options available for LCA studies (attributional, consequential, or hybrid models) depends on the purpose and scope of the study. The possibility of integrating the LCA with economic and social impact assessments—e.g., under the life cycle sustainability assessment framework—makes LCA an excellent tool for monitoring business or sectoral-level achievements with respect to UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Linking Sustainability with Geographical Proximity in Food Supply Chains. An Indicator Selection Framework Oriana Gava, Francesca Galli, Fabio Bartolini, Gianluca Brun... Published: 24 August 2018
Agriculture, doi: 10.3390/agriculture8090130
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Despite policymakers’ promotion of food relocalization strategies for burden mitigation, the assumption that local food chains are more sustainable than the global ones might not hold. This literature review tries to highlight a possible framework for exploratory analyses that aim at associating sustainability with the geographical proximity of food supply chains. The purpose of the article is identifying a set of communicative and information-dense indicators for use by evaluators. Bread is the selected test food, given its importance in human nutrition and the relevance of some of its life cycle phases for land use (cereal farming) and trade (cereal commercialization). Article searching (including keyword selection, explicit inclusion/exclusion criteria, and computer-assisted screening using the NVivo® software) was carried out over the Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases, and returned 29 documents (refereed and non-refereed publications). The retrieved literature shows varied research focus, methods, and depth of analyses. The review highlighted 39 environmental, 36 economic, and 27 social indicators, along the food chain. Indicators’ reporting chains are heterogeneous; even the comparison of standard procedures, e.g., Life Cycle Assessment, is not straightforward. Holistic approaches are missing.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Knowledge networks and their role in shaping the relations within the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System in th... Oriana Gava, Elena Favilli, Fabio Bartolini, Gianluca Brunor... Published: 01 November 2017
Journal of Rural Studies, doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.09.009
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Biogas and EU's 2020 targets: Evidence from a regional case study in Italy Fabio Bartolini, Oriana Gava, Gianluca Brunori Published: 01 October 2017
Energy Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.07.039
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Article 5 Reads 4 Citations Shaping food systems towards improved nutrition: a case study on Tuscan Bread Protected Designation of Origin Francesca Galli, Francesca Venturi, Fabio Bartolini, Oriana ... Published: 24 July 2017
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, doi: 10.22434/ifamr2015.0174
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Article 0 Reads 8 Citations Sustainability assessment of food supply chains: an application to local and global bread in Italy Francesca Galli, Fabio Bartolini, Gianluca Brunori, Luca Col... Published: 25 August 2015
Agricultural and Food Economics, doi: 10.1186/s40100-015-0039-0
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Over the 2000s’, consumers’ food purchases have been increasingly informed by supply chain-related issues, with growing concerns about the sustainability of chains differing for their geographical scope. As a result, short food supply chains and local food systems have risen to policymakers and food chain stakeholders’ attention as more sustainable alternatives to mainstream food networks. However, associating food chain’s geographical scope and sustainability performance may not be straightforward. This paper aims at shedding lights on the connection between geographical scope and sustainability by comparing and discussing 19 attributes owing to different sustainability dimensions. The analysis anchors on the wheat-to-bread chain, due to its global relevance. Bread is a worldwide staple food and wheat is (generally) a commodity traded globally. However, wheat processing often occurs locally and baking is influenced by local heritage and consumption patterns, particularly in the EU and in Italy, where gastronomy is culturally embedded. The paper identifies critical aspects and provides a qualitative assessment of the performances of local vs global wheat-to-bread chains. The assessment is carried out on Italian case studies. JEL: Q18 Agricultural Policy, Food Policy, Q10 General.
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