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Namedr. MA Alessandrini PhD
FirstnameMirta
Emailmirta.alessandrini@wur.nl

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OrganizationDepartment of Social Sciences
Organization UnitLaw Group
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    Mar 2022 - Present


Biography

Mirta Alessandrini earned a PhD in Food Law at Doctoral School on the Agro-Food System (AGRISYSTEM) – Universitá Cattolica Sacro Cuore (UNICATT). She has a legal background, holding a Master's degree in Law (cum laude) from Universitá degli Studi di Milano.

In her PhD thesis, she investigates the role of small farmers and the Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) within the EU legal framework to understand whether the latter inhibits or rather fosters this alternative system of production and supply. Using a comparative approach, she completes the analysis with an overview of the regulatory approach adopted on the subject matter by California to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the two legal models. She conducted a research visit at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC).

At WUR Mirta Alessandrini is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Law Group. She teaches in the Food Law course - part of the specialisation 'Food Law & Regulatory Affairs' (MSc Food Safety) - she coordinates the Law and Regulation in Food Value Chain - part of the specialisation 'Food Law & Regulatory Affairs' (MSc Food Safety) - and the WUR Academy - Seminar 'EU Farm to Fork Food Laws'.

She is a Researcher for the SmartChain project, which promotes innovation in the short food supply chains, fosters rural development with a multi-actor approach, and provides pioneering solutions to concrete problems.

Having a specific focus on food legislation, she tackles scientific research with an interdisciplinary approach - from sociology to environmental disciplines -. In particular, she is an expert in Short Food Supply Chains with a deep interest in all the legal issues this topic involves. Her research also addresses the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and food waste legislation.


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SMARTCHAIN (H2020 project; 2018-2021) 

The project promotes innovation in the short food supply chains (SFSCs), fosters rural development with a multi-actor approach, and provides pioneering solutions to concrete problems. My role is to contribute to providing legal and policy recommendations to overcome regulatory barriers and positively influence sustainable food production and consumption. Recommendations concern the SFSCs legal definition, the concept of “intermediary”, the cooperation among primary producers, the environmental impact of SFSCs, the flexibility within the Food Hygiene Regulation and the training of small farmers.


Education

LAW_22806 - Food Law

LAW_32806 - Law and Regulation in Food Value Chains

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