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Fabio Bartolini   Dr.  Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Fabio Bartolini published an article in December 2018.
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Damian Maye

44 shared publications

Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, UK

Gianluca Brunori

26 shared publications

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Luciana G. Angelini

12 shared publications

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (DAFE), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Francesca Venturi

8 shared publications

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Francesca Galli

5 shared publications

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Pisa, 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 Adaptation strategies of small-scale fisheries within changing market and regulatory conditions in the EU Paolo Prosperi, James Kirwan, Damian Maye, Fabio Bartolini, ... Published: 01 December 2018
Marine Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.12.006
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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 1 Read 4 Citations Handling Diversity of Visions and Priorities in Food Chain Sustainability Assessment Francesca Galli, Fabio Bartolini, Gianluca Brunori Published: 25 March 2016
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su8040305
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Food chain sustainability assessment is challenging on several grounds. Handling knowledge and information on sustainability performance and coping with the diversity of visions around “what counts as sustainable food” are two key issues addressed by this study. By developing a comparative case study on local, regional and global wheat-to-bread chains, and confronting the multidimensionality of sustainability, this work focuses on the differing visions and perspectives of stakeholders. We integrate qualitative and quantitative data, stakeholder consultation and multi-criteria analysis to align the visions and the multiple meanings of sustainability. Because of the complexity and the dynamicity of the food system, the multidimensionality of the sustainability concept and its pliability to stakeholders priorities, sustainability is an object of competition for firms in the agro-food sector and has major implications in the governance of food chains. Results identify key propositions in relation to: (i) the value of combining science-led evidence with socio-cultural values; (ii) multidimensional sustainability assessment as a self diagnosis tool; and (iii) the need to identify shared assessment criteria by communities of reference.