Institute of Law, Politics and Development


Agricultural, Food and Environmental law

Research activities in the area of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Law focus on the following four main branches:

  • Water 
  • Food and nutrititon
  • Land and natural resources
  • Bioenergy – subproducts -biochemistry


Research on this topic aims to investigate the many-fold aspects concerning water, including the legal qualification of water as a “public good”; the quality and safety of drinking water; water management; water grabbing; and the right to water as a fundamental human right.

Food and nutrition

Research on this topic aims at analysing legal aspects and problems concerning the production, consumption and trade of food products, with special emphasis on issues such as agricultural production, labelling and valorization of typical agri-food products.

Land and natural resources 

Research on this topic aims to analyse, mainly from a legal viewpoint,  the ongoing processes regarding the governance of natural resources (land, water, forests, biodiversity) at the international and the global level.


This research area is framed within a PRIN project (funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, Research and University) concerning the several aspects of agro-energy production chain, by taking into account both the Italian and EU legal framework.