Presentation of the digital reprinting of “Merceologia Generale” by Roberto Salvadori

Presentation of the digital reprinting of “Merceologia Generale” by Roberto Salvadori

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The reprinting in ebook format of the book “Merceologia Generale (Commodity Science – General principles)”, first issued in 1933, by Roberto Salvadori gives the chance to tribute a “forgotten” professor of the University of Florence, and to show how the topics studied in Commodity Science are useful not only in academia but also for policy […]

A new certification standard for Prato textile district

A new certification standard for Prato textile district

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Within the project ” Integrazione Imprenditoriale ” carried out by the Chamber of Commerce of Prato and funded by Tuscany Region – Progetto Prato, researchers of our Strategic Unit on Local Development Leonardo Borsacchi and Andrea Ferrannini, in collaboration with entrepreneurial associations, are carrying out the development and testing of a new design certification model […]

Release of Oxfam and ARCO Position Paper “Where change happens”

Release of Oxfam and ARCO Position Paper “Where change happens”

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On the first anniversary of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, Oxfam and ARCO publish their Position Paper “Where change happens”, emphasisig the importance of promoting actions for sustainable development at the local level where people live and interact. In particular, this Position Paper aims at describing how local governance processes play a crucial role […]

Food sustainability and younger generation: future cooperation opportunities between Barilla CFN Alumni Association and ARCO

Food sustainability and younger generation: future cooperation opportunities between Barilla CFN Alumni Association and ARCO

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The current food system is threatened in a number of ways and urgent action is needed to enable effective and positive progress towards sustainability. How to make good use of the huge potential of young researchers in this field and bring about change? The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) Alumni Association is an […]

Lecture on food adverstising and labeling at Masterfood-UniPI

Lecture on food adverstising and labeling at Masterfood-UniPI

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Leonardo Borsacchi, researcher of ARCO unit on Local Development, has been invited to held a lecture on “The evolution of food advertising” on July 8th during the Master “Food Quality Management and Communication (Masterfood)“ organised by Department of Economics and Management – University of Pisa. The Masterfood has been designed to train highly qualified professionals, […]

Social Business for 0 Hunger

Social Business for 0 Hunger

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Social Business for Zero Hunger is a call to action by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus to address the global challenges of hunger and poverty. The launch event of the call to action will be under the Patronage of UN- FAO (in Rome, 10th of May 2016) and will bring together representatives from governments, the […]

New Emancipatory Research project in West Bank, Palestine

New Emancipatory Research project in West Bank, Palestine

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On the April 19th 2016, our researcher Federico Ciani flew back to Palestine in order to fulfil a new 10 days mission. Thanks to the strong knowledge of the local dynamics and to the good connections with the stakeholders developed during the previous fieldwork activities, ARCO has been selected to take part to a new […]

ARCO experience on Human Development at the HDFS Master in Rome

ARCO experience on Human Development at the HDFS Master in Rome

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On the 14th and 15th April 2016, our researcher Federico Ciani will give two lectures on Impact Evaluation and Human Development for the HDFS Master students of Università degli Studi di Roma Tre. HDFS is a first level Master Program on Human Development and Food Security, a high quality academic training which aims to raise […]

Qual è il futuro delle Cooperative Sociali? Incontro promosso da Astir

Qual è il futuro delle Cooperative Sociali? Incontro promosso da Astir

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

In un contesto di aumento della competitività nei mercati, di globalizzazione della concorrenza, di riduzione delle risorse e allungamento dei tempi di pagamento sia da parte di enti pubblici che privati, oggi il ruolo che sono chiamate a interpretare le cooperative sociali è in evoluzione. In un evento pubblico alla Camera di Commercio di Prato […]

ARCO contributes to the elaboration of the Strategic Plan of Florence Metropolitan City

ARCO contributes to the elaboration of the Strategic Plan of Florence Metropolitan City

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Thanks to the agreement signed with Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze (ECRF), ARCO will collaborate with the Scientific Committee and the Organizing Committee of Florence Metropolitan Strategic Plan, particularly for the joint design of strategic projects to foster inclusion, wellbeing and social cohesion. Such collaboration will be the occasion for our Lab to provide […]