It is with great pleasure that I announce the publication of the article “Solidarity Purchasing Groups as social innovators: an analysis of alternative food networks in Italy” written with my colleague and friend Davide Arcidiacono.

Alternative Food Networks’ debate look at the way societies cope with the increasing marketization of food.

This article uses the primary data collected within the project CRESSI and explores the role of the marketization of food in the economic marginalization of small farmers in Italy. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative data, it shows how solidarity purchasing groups – as the most important alternative food networks in Italy – are only partially able to tackle the disadvantage suffered by farmers.

The article is published in the open-access journal Revista Espanola de Sociologia and it is freely available for download in the UAB DDD.