Participation to the XXVII ESRS Conference


A CCRI team was in the historic city of Krakow, Poland, for the XXVII European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) Conference, which took place from 24th to 27th July. This year’s very successful conference was entitled ‘Uneven processes of rural change: On diversity, knowledge and justice’.

In particular, Marco Della Gala participated to a working group looking at “Tap for change: ubiquitous ICT, food and rurality” presenting a paper titled “Mobile applications fostering situated learning opportunities in alternative agro-food networks”

The study Marco presented is reported in the XXVII ESRS  Congress Proceedings  pp-42-43

Abstract – Alternative Agro-Food Networks (AAFNs) represent new forms of collaboration between producers and consumers. They provide a space where a variety of information and knowledge might be exchanged during direct interactions among their actors. nowadays, mobile applications have the potential to support such information/knowledge exchange. The study reports main results from a review of mobile apps oriented to AAFN. It explores their role in increasing and extending situated learning opportunities in AAFNS. Results of the research might be used to conceive of, design and develop mobile services to help AAFNS to scale up by supporting mutual understanding and collaboration among producers and consumers.