Stefano Menegat is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University, in Montreal. He received his M.Sc. degree in Cooperation and Development from the University of Turin in 2014. His research focuses on the relationships between agri-food and socio-economic systems, as in the case of Alternative Food Networks. He is also interested in sustainable agriculture in terms of energy consumption optimization, ecological services preservation, equity and food security enforcement.