Arianna De Conno

Supervisors: Prof. Francesca Galli and Prof. Gianluca Brunori

Research field: Agricultural Economics

Research interests: food systems, food environments, urban food policies, public Food Procurement

Department head office, via del Borghetto, 80, Pisa


Arianna started her PhD program in November 2022. She is a member of PAGE research group in the department of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Pisa. She is currently working on sustainable transformation of food systems, with a focus on the dimension of food environments. In this framework, she dedicates a specific attention to the role of Public Food Procurement in this sustainable transformation process, especially in the dimension of urban food policies. Her research activity contributes to the Horizon 2020 project called “FOODCLIC”, focusing on local food policies and the empowerment of marginalized groups. In March 2021, she graduated in Law at the University of Pisa, with a thesis on the role of consumer law in fighting greenwashing practices. Subsequently, she attended advanced training courses on European project management and sustainable development, including a traineeship with the Institute of Management of the Sant’Anna School in Pisa, from May to August 2022. She has also experience as a facilitator in participatory processes and in educational projects on sustainability and active citizenship.



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