Last week I participated in the 3rd AISSA#under40 Conference which was held at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano. This event had the primary goal to promote interdisciplinary networking among young researchers.
The conference's central theme was the ecological transition process in the agricultural, livestock, forestry, agri-food, and environmental sectors. In specific, the Role of consumers, policies, and sustainable innovation processes in agri-food, circular economy, and agro-forestry system resilience; the Agro-ecological and forestry practices, biodiversity preservation, carbon farming; the sustainable use of productive resources, reduction of external inputs (e.g., pesticides, fertilizers etc.); and the New technologies applied to the production cycle, precision agriculture.
I presented a poster about my activities conducted as a Marie Curie fellow during 2017-2020 with the title “CONSUMEHealth. Using consumer science to improve healthy eating habits. Marie Curie Project H2020-MSCA-IF-2016”. Whereas our Ph.D. candidate from our research unit, Giulia Andreani, presented her ongoing work on exploring the implementation of nudges to foster healthy and sustainable eating at the university canteen.
Among many contributions, two friends of mine Elisa Giampietri from the Università degli Studi di Padova and her colleague Giulia Gastaldello from Libera Università di Bolzano were awarded the prize for the best presentation. Her work titled “Extending the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to explore online wine tourism intention among wine consumers” analyzes the antecedents of the intention to participate in online wine tourism experiences on a large sample of regular wine consumers in Italy.
For finding out all the presentations, the full book of abstracts is available here.