Introduction: food security and food waste reduction: a social innovation approach to current social, environmental, and political concerns
Simone Baglioni, Francesca Calò, Paola Garrone, Mario Marco Molteni
This chapter presents the research rationale underpinning the book. It addresses the intertwining challenges of food security and surplus food management, discussing recent data and literature. It also presents how social innovation is conceptualized in the book as the theoretical framework to analyse partnerships between business and non-profit organisations in managing food surplus. The methodology of the research is also detailed, along with the book structure.