Sabrina Arcuri

Sabrina Arcuri
Università di Pisa | UNIPI · Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (DAFE)

Ph.D. Agriculture, Food and Environment

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Introduction
I'm currently postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (DAFE) at the University of Pisa. My research is focused on food (in)security and its relations with food assistance in High Income Countries. Current research interests involve urban/local food strategies, rural development and sustainable food systems.
Additional affiliations
December 2017 - present
University of Florence
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
November 2014 - March 2018
Università di Pisa
Field of study
  • Agriculture, Food and Environment

Publications

Publications (21)
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Food poverty and food waste are two major contemporary food system problems, which have (re)gained prominence amongst both scholars and policy-makers, due to recent economic and environmental concerns. In this context, the culturally dominant perspective portrays charitable food redistribution as a “win–win solution” to confront food poverty and fo...
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This chapter explores how the role of food charity has evolved in the Italian context over the last decade or so as a consequence of rising levels of (food) poverty, which were further exacerbated by the economic crisis and austerity measures. To this end, this chapter provides an overview of the key features of the Italian welfare system, traditio...
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The 'Piana del Cibo' is the project through which five municipalities within the Lucca Plain (Capannori, Lucca, Altopascio, Porcari and Villa Basilica) have committed to sharing the development of a food policy with the local community. In this area, which has long been rich in terms of initiatives and projects on sustainable food practices, the pa...
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Food and food security are not areas where municipalities have roles prescribed by law; nonetheless, they are responsible for a range of overlapping services and functions related to food. Competences for policymaking are divided across many different departments, local authorities, and agencies whose functions involve multiple actors, and both sch...
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Local governments are increasingly adopting food policies, but the extent to which these policies advance their stated aims often remains unknown. Indicator frameworks have been developed to facilitate evaluation, but in practice, food policy evaluation remains limited, as cities face increasing challenges. Through an explorative case study, we exa...
Technical Report
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SHERPA H2020 Project - Details on the SHERPA MAPs at https://rural-interfaces.eu/maps/italy-tuscany/
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This chapter forms the land case study for Italy. As with all empirical chapters it explores several key themes in relation to food charity in Italy: • the history of food charity in the national context and the relationship between the welfare state and charities; • the nature of and drivers behind contemporary food charity provision; • key change...
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As the demand for food banks and other emergency food charities continues to rise across the continent, this is the first systematic Europe-wide study of the roots and consequences of this urgent phenomenon. Leading researchers provide case studies from the UK, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain, each considering the histo...
Conference Paper
This paper describes and reflects on the experiences of four regional living labs working on common themes of cultural connections between urban and rural areas, specifically: (i) coordination of cultural life, (ii) local and regional identities, and (iii) sustainable valorisation of cultural resources. The paper is based on case studies from four...
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ROBUST believes that creating strong, mutually supportive linkages between rural and urban areas is key to realising smart, circular and inclusive development for a sustainable Europe. This report shows how culture can be used to create and strengthen synergies between rural and urban areas. 'Culture' is a broad concept that can have several meanin...
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The food system’s decreasing ability to deliver food security has led to the emergence of food assistance initiatives. Food assistance is highly contested; as some argue, it is a “failure of the state”, while others regard food assistance to be an “extension of the welfare state”. Either way, research suggests that actors within food assistance are...
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A growing number of people in high income countries, also from the segments of population once considered secure, seek food assistance. Diverse food aid initiatives and practices are developed by a range of actors to tackle food poverty; alongside traditional difficulties, new challenges emerge from welfare expenditure cuts, the reorganization of E...
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The recent increase in the number of people asking for food assistance and the expansion of the so-called ‘emergency food system’ in High Income Countries have given rise to an academic debate on both the re-emergence of food insecurity as a policy issue and the best solution to cope with it. When food/agriculture policies ignore household-level fo...
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Most people in EU are food secure, but there are socio economic groups that struggle with poverty and health, making them vulnerable to food insecurity and in recent years there has been an increase in people needing food assistance in Europe. As the literature portrays, the position of food assistance in the food system is a contested one. On the...
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The recent financial crisis, in conjunction with austerity policies, has brought an increasing number of people to seek food assistance. Food assistance is often delegated by governments to charitable organizations and food poverty is in general peripheral to the work of policy makers. There is need for an enhanced understanding of food poverty in...

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