Silvia Rolandi

  • ResearcherDepartment of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa

Contact Info:

  • 80 Via del Borghetto, Pisa

I have been practicing law in Italy since 2011. During about 10 years of legal practice, I have also completed a four-year PhD programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability and been a visiting researcher for 8 months at the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, University of California. At the moment, I am a Postdoc Fellow at the University of Pisa.

I hold 3 university degrees: a PhD in Agriculture and International Law, a master’s degree in International Trade Law and bachelor’s degree in International Private Law. My PhD in particular focussed on Business-to-Consumer food Ecommerce and information as a trust-building factor within the EU legislation. Followed my first degree, I had a seven-month internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, dealing with private international law controversies.

Apart from my legal work, I have also given a course on wine history and culture at CET ACADEMICS PROGRAMS in Florence. For a few months, I have been involved in the project “Explorative study on food label accessible for visually impaired persons”. I have also been a member of the Italian Food Law Association and Slow Food movement, and since 2018 – a national Slow Food Council.

Key research interests

  • Food Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • International Law
  • E-commerce and Digital Innovation

Core competences

  • Legal advice
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Civil litigation

Current EU-funded projects

DESIRA – Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas

ATTER – Agroecological Transitions for Territorial Food Systems

FARMWELL – Improving farmers’ wellbeing through social innovation

See the list of all projects the group is involved in here

Some recent publications

Alabrese, M., Brunori, M., Rolandi S., Saba A. (Eds) 2017. Agricultural Law. Current Issues from a Global Perspective. Springer. SBN: 978-3-319-64755-5 (Due: 2 November 2017)

Rolandi S., Saba A., Pilloni M., 2017. Small and medium sized wine producers dealing with business to business e-commerce: towards a relational model for enhancing value (co-) creation. In BIO Web of Conferences, Volume 9, 2017, 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine, Article Number: 03017, published by EDP Sciences. DOI: 10.1051/bioconf/20170903017

Rolandi S. Food E-commerce as a New Tool for the Growth of the Economy. European Legal Framework for Information of Prepacked Food Sold Online, in Alabrese, M., Brunori, M., Rolandi S., Saba A. (Eds) 2017. Agricultural Law. Current Issues from a Global Perspective. Springer

Alabrese M., Brunori M., Rolandi S., Saba A., 2015. Agri-food industries and the challenge of reducing food wastage: an analysis of legal opportunities. In Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio (Ed.), “Envisioning a future without food waste and food poverty: Societal challenges”, Wageningen Academic Publishers. ISBN: 978-90-8686-275-7 ISBN: 978-90-8686-820-9

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