I Mercati Contadini come esperienze di disintermediazione e di rivitalizzazione economica delle piccole aziende agricole
- farmer markets,
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The 2016 earthquake involved a large area of central Italy, affecting some inland areas of the country that already had showed signs of decline in socio-economic terms. The considerations that followed the earthquake have been mainly focused on the debate about material reconstruction of cities and villages. But what emerges, a few years after the events of August and October 2016, is the need to develop a strategy for the survival of those places, so full of history and memory but slowly declining as secluded from the leading areas of development in Italy. And survival requires communities, and communities live on relationships. Then, in some areas, some started reasoning about intangible infrastructures, relationship and trust networks, that could be a first obstacle to depopulation or, in any case, an incentive to repopulation, even for people who are not local with respect to what the jargon calls seismic crater. Slow Food has been working for years on producers, on their census, on the classification of their productions (and their culture) and, more recently, has focused on the value of grouping together producers for micro-economy and micro-community processes. The article tries to describe strengths and weaknesses of a project involving the monthly promotion of a farmer market in Comunanza.