By Francesco Vanni
The debate at the destiny orientation of the european universal Agricultural coverage (CAP) is more and more formed by way of the position of agriculture in offering public items, and there's a large consensus that this process could be really proper in legitimating the coverage intervention in agriculture within the future.
In the context of this debate, it isn't transparent to what volume collective motion should be considered as a necessary substitute to marketplace or nation law in contributing to the availability of public items, and to what volume it really is attainable to layout and enforce agricultural rules that comprise a collective and collaborative strategy among diversified stakeholders in rural areas.
Through a close research case reviews in Italy, the publication offers insights to either the coverage and the theoretical debate at the function of collective motion for the general public items linked to agriculture.
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At the same time, the study of collective action implies a territorial and integrated approach, where it is also important to analyze the interactions of farmers with wider networks, which may involve: • Other farming communities, also involving forms of cooperation both at local and at extra-local levels; • Institutions (local and regional administration, public bodies and independent institutions); • Other organizations (NGOs, environmental organizations, political groups); • Citizens and consumers (local inhabitants, tourists, consumers, cultural associations); • Technical services and experts who play a role in increasing the spread of knowledge and innovation amongst farmers.