Foodsaving in Europe

At the Crossroad of Social Innovation

Editors: Baglioni, S., Calo, F., Garrone, P., Molteni, M. (Eds.)

  • Discusses timely issues of food justice, food waste and redistribution high on business, public policy and civil society agendas across Europe
  • Explores interdisciplinary topics increasingly subject to scholarly attention across social/spacial studies fields
  • Appealing to a global readership, this is an indispensable read for scholars of the social sciences, public policy, business, management, and sustainability.
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About this book

This book provides comparative, multi-disciplinary research on the surplus food distribution in Europe and its relation to food poverty, with a focus on the interaction of for-profit and non-profit organisations. It offers an informed and rich discussion in understanding the collaboration between profit and non-profit organisations involved in food recovery dynamics, and provides understanding as to how the two types of players create effective, innovative and sustainable processes. Building on sociology, food justice, and sustainable management fields, the book will be of interest to a diverse range of scholars, policy makers and practitioners inspiring innovation in how to address food poverty through surplus food recovery.

About the authors

Simone Baglioni is Professor of Politics in the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University (UK). For Palgrave Macmillan he has co-edited a volume entitled “Civil Society Organizations, Unemployment and Precarity in Europe” (2014).

Francesca Calò is a PhD Candidate at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University (UK). Her research interest focuses on social enterprise and health, non-profit organisation, social impact. 

Paola Garrone is Professor of Business and Industrial Economics at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research interests cover utilities economics and policy, technological change in regulated industries, and resource efficiency in the business sector.

Mario Molteni is founder of ALTIS (Graduate School Business & Society) at Cattolica University, Milan, Italy. He is the author of numerous books and scientific articles on Corporate strategy, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship.

Reviews

“During the recent economic downturn there has been a saliency increase of issues of food security, waste reduction and surplus food recovery. This book represents an insightful and timely compendium of the main sector trends. It covers innovation in non-profit organisations, the emerging business opportunities for supply chain actors, and the new EU and national policies.” (Professor Alessio Cavicchi, University of Macerata, Managing Editor of the "International Food and Agribusiness Management Review)

“Using a prism of innovation the book opens up a new and fresh approach to difficult global challenges, and more importantly lays out best practices, and potential pathways to addressing the urgent needs of food security and waste reduction. I can’t think of a book that would be more instructive and useful for countries and institutions across the globe in co creating critical new approaches and polices around food security and waste reduction.” (Professor Bradley Googins, Senior Fellow, Lewis Institute on Social Innovation Babson College & 4EImpact Foundation)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction—Food Security and Food Waste Reduction: A Social Innovation Approach to Current Social, Environmental, and Political Concerns

    Baglioni, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • European Policy for Food Security: The Surplus Food Redistribution Option

    Pieri, Benedetta (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

  • Public Policy Interventions in Surplus Food Recovery in France, Germany, Italy and Spain

    Baglioni, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • Surplus Food Redistribution: A Conceptual Framework

    Melacini, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Surplus Food Redistribution: Best Practices from European Countries

    Forcada, Oriol (et al.)

    Pages 69-95

Buy this book

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-56554-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foodsaving in Europe
Book Subtitle
At the Crossroad of Social Innovation
Editors
  • Simone Baglioni
  • Francesca Calo
  • Paola Garrone
  • Mario Molteni
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56555-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56555-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56554-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 164
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations
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