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All data is as of July 22, 2024.


Assistant Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Discipline Geography
Academic Degrees Venice University  Joint Masters' Degree in sustainable Development
Hiroshima University Masters' Degree in International Development and Cooperation
Hiroshima University Doctor of Philosophy
Research Fields Agricultural sciences; Agricultural science in society and economy; Agricultural science in rural society and development
Research Keywords Rural revitalization; Urban to Rural migration; Lifestyle entrepreneurship; Sustainable lifestyles; Newcomer farmers; Alternative Food Networks; Organic farming; Agroecology
Comments Simona Zollet received her Masters' degree in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy, and her PhD from Hiroshima University, under the TAOYAKA Leading Graduate School Program. Her doctoral disseration focused on the agroecological transition associated to new entrant farmers as a driver of rural revitalization. She is now Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University and a 2021 USASBE (US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) Rural Research Fellow. Her published research encompasses several overlapping areas of inquiry. The first pertains to organic farming (eco)systems and clusters in Italy and Japan and their connection to the social, ecological and economic sustainability of marginal rural areas. A connected research topic is that of urban-to-rural lifestyle migrants seeking more sustainable and fulfilling lifestyles through small scale entrepreneurship, with a focus on food- and farming-related businesses. Broadly, she is interested in sustainability transitions in agri-food systems and in rural revitalization through innovative approaches to farming and rural living, informed by notions of degrowth, sufficiency, and the well-being economy.
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Topic Europe
Food and Life Style
Social & Organizational Network
SDGs 2 Zero hunger 3 Good health and well-being 8 Decent work and economic growth 11 Sustainable cities and communities 12 Responsible consumption, production 13 Climate action 15 Life on land 17 Partnerships for the goals
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