Call for abstracts – Networks, Social Innovations and Short Food Supply Chains

Call for contributions

to the book under the title:

Networks, Social Innovations and Short Food Supply Chains.

Deadline for abstracts: Nov. 15, 2017.



Francesco Contò, University of Foggia, Department of Economics, Italy 

Paweł Chmieliński, ERDN and IAFE-NRI, Poland


ERDN and University of Foggia (Foggia, 2018)

Examples of possible topics include:

– the role of (social) innovations in SFSCs development,

– new forms of collaborative networks,

– resilience of food systems,

– institutional and policy support,

– infrastructure and logistics in SFSCs,

– potential synergies with other rural businesses/activities,

– economic and social impacts of SFSCs,

– best practises (and failures) of SFSCs and AFNs,

– consumer and producer/farmer perspective.


Deadline for submission of abstract (200-300 words):                                        15 November, 2017

Deadline for submission of full paper (between 5000 and 8000 words):            31 January, 2018

Final inclusion of the paper is dependent upon peer review.

A selection of papers will be published in the spring 2018. Abstracts and papers in English should be submitted to Paweł Chmieliński at: chmielinski[email protected] The call and guidelines for authors will be provided at:

Detailed guide for Authors will be published in November.