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Dr Tomaso Ferrando

Lecturer in Law

Tomaso’s work focuses on the link between law and food, with particular attention to the international dimension (trade, investments and the human right to food) and the implementation of local practices. In his latest academic work, he has focussed on the EU regulation of food waste, on the role of competition law in obstructing coordinated attempts to improve the global food system and on the idea of the food system as a commons (similar to air, water, sun, etc.). Outside of academia, he has been appointed as legal counsel to the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver and he acts as consultant and pro-bono advocate in questions relating to the right to food and food policies. In the last years he has been cooperating with the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and contributed to the formulation of an EU Common Food policy (to replace the Common Agricultural Policy). He is a member of Feeding Coventry and participates to Feeding Bristol, a multidisciplinary project that aims to tackle the roots of food poverty by involving public administrators, private sector and civil society.

Research keywords

  • food
  • land law
  • global value chains
  • financialization

Membership of professional bodies

  • Italian Bar Association


  • Law in Global Production (Institute for Global Law and Policy) Properties in Transformation in Brazil (CEBRAP - USP - Warwick - UNIFESP) Feeding Coventry