Published March 14, 2021 | Version v1
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Transitioning agri-food systems into circular economy trajectories

  • 1. University of Naples Federico II - Italy
  • 2. University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria - Italy
  • 3. University of Bari Aldo Moro - Italy
  • 4. University of Catania - Italy


Circular Economy (CE) might be the paradigm to re-conceptualize future agri-food industries and recreate a balanced co-existence of ecological and economic systems. Research is then called to find solutions for transitioning into CE. The current paper will apply the theory of sociotechnical transitions as a framework to build a step by step procedure to analyze and manage agri-food circular economy transitions and support stakeholders involved. The agro-ecological (cultivation and harvesting), agro-industrial (food processing) and consumption (food purchase) subsystems of agri-food supply chains are analysed to address the main challenges for the transition into CE. The current paper final goal is to generate an analytical framework, for practitioners and policy makers, to identify suitable technological, market, coordination and regulative solutions to orient future CE trajectories.


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