Abstract: Studies on the possibility to provide food for populations through local production and consumption circuits are spreading to different parts of the world even in the “developed” countries. The main obstacle to food system localization is the adaptability of intensive commodity agriculture towards a local development model. There are multiple approaches to food system localization, bioregionalism is one. Berg (1978) considered the bioregion (in an ecological sense) as a particular set of environmental features located in an area. Later on, disciplines such as planning and economics contributed to the discussion.
In particular this research focuses on local food systems, mainly discussing problems concerning the transition away from intensive commodity agriculture territory. The re-localization of food systems is a process that reverses the trend of globalization in favor of food sovereignty. Many studies and practical experiences related to this are being developing in different areas of the world in response to the economic crisis.
This paper examines the possibility for practical implementation (theory of reality) of a transition phase towards a bio-region in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Contribution to the 3rd International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Venice in 2012.