Agri-food Ecosystems and Sustainable Development Goals: A Case Study by Italy

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

Year: 2020

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/3rd.icarsh.2020.10.10

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Agri-food Ecosystems and Sustainable Development Goals: A Case Study by Italy

Prof. Dr. Nadia Cipullo

 

ABSTRACT: 

The paper aims at showing how innovations in agri-food business models influence the corporate sustainability of rural ecosystems, assuring the attainment of specific sustainable development goals. The purpose is achieved through a case study method, using a relevant farmhouse and agritourism “Anna dei Sapori” located in the Cilento Bio-District – rich of bio-cultural diversity and homeland of the Mediterranean Diet, Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO – in Italy. Results show as all corporate processes are managed according to agroecological principles, introducing useful innovations. The goal demonstrates the impact of this thrilling “philosophy”, based on a circular and holistic approach, on environmental, sociocultural, and economic dimensions of sustainability, and the achievement of specific Sustainable Development Goals and targets.

Keywords: agri-food ecosystem; innovation; SDG; sustainable business model; agroecology; bio-cultural diversity.