Multi-subject training for a sustainable farming and food system

Simona Sandrini, Emanuele Cabini

Abstract


Healthy, safe and suffi cient food for the entire planet is the topic of the universal exhibition to be held in Milan in 2015. Food safety and food security are the main challenges to be tackled jointly in the fi ght against climatic change. Food policies require training citizens about new lifestyles and training public managers so that they adopt a new long term sustainable governance. Training represents an awareness development propulsion suitable to address sustainable food safety and sustainable food security problems through pedagogic planning meant for various professional and institutional categories as well as the community.
Examples of analysis regarding the farming and food issue open new multi-subject research scenarios regarding sustainability of the supply chain, from the farming to food distribution all the way to the end consumer.
Through food education, the system economic players and the consumer are trained, the first to implement and communicate whereas the latter to select the product environmental sustainability in an ware manner, this evaluation also including the environmental impact of the transport and distribution. Eating is per se a farming action.
It is important to conserve farming land, especially in areas already subject to strong urbanisation.
The mentioned dimensions are complex, conventionally subject of the so-called hard science.
However, pedagogy may also represent, with respect thereto, a valid base to near human sciences for a new multi-subject interpretation of the  transverse environmental issues towards a sustainable governance.

 


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