Best practices in Europe for developing food recovery in non-profit organisations

Benedetta De Pieri, Simone Baglioni, Valentina Bramanti, Silvia De Carlo

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The chapter presents good practices in food surplus recovery and redistribution as they emerge from our analysis of 30 case studies of non-profit organizations across Italy, Germany, France, and Spain. The cases are discussed according to dimensions and indicators introduced in Chap. 6. The first part presents organisations standing out for their relational and structural capital capacity, focusing on their relationships with donors and beneficiaries and on their innovative processes. Then, a crosscase approach is adopted to illustrate two peculiar models of organisation: social markets and local networks for food recovery. The presentation of good practices unveils the differences among countries and actors in the collection, management, and distribution models, as well as it allows capturing the impact of such differences on food surplus recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoodsaving in Europe: At the Crossroad of Social Innovation
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319565552
ISBN (Print)9783319565545
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2017


  • food recovery
  • Europe
  • Social markets Innovation
  • Non-profit organisation
  • Best practices
  • Local networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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