Vol. 78 No. 3 (2023)
Food policy in transition - Research Articles

Territorial food governance in the making: towards the Food Roundtable of Tuscany Region

Giaime Berti
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa
Giovanni Belletti
University of Florence
Daniela Toccaceli
Accademia dei Georgofili
Sabrina Arcuri
University of Pisa

Published 2024-04-03


  • urban food policies,
  • territorial food governance,
  • multistakeholders food platforms,
  • local food policies,
  • food policy councils,
  • food communities,
  • food districts
  • ...More

How to Cite

Berti, G., Belletti, G., Toccaceli, D., & Arcuri, S. (2024). Territorial food governance in the making: towards the Food Roundtable of Tuscany Region. Italian Review of Agricultural Economics (REA), 78(3), 51–67. https://doi.org/10.36253/rea-14776


Transition towards sustainable food systems demands a change to integrated or territorial policy approaches and boundary-spanning governance arrangements. Territorial approaches provide an effective framework to address food systems transformation at a scale where it can be tackled with the active participation of all stakeholders. The paper brings the territorial governance approach to the food governance debate and introduces the concept of participatory multi-stakeholder food platforms as arrangements to implement territorial food governance. The paper investigates the implementation of territorial food governance in Tuscany (Italy) at local level and explores the emerging attempt to scaling-up local food governance by developing a regional participatory multi-stakeholder food platform: the Regional Food Roundtable of Tuscany.


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