Stefano Liberti is an Italian journalist and writer, an expert on issues including agriculture and food supply chains. Liberti writes for Internazionale, L’Essenziale, La Repubblica, Le Monde diplomatique, Al Jazeera English, El pais semanal. In 2009, he received the Indro Montanelli literary prize for five years of research on the refugee routes south of Lampedusa (A sud di Lampedusa, Minimum Fax 2008). His book Land grabbing (Ital. 2011) has been published in English, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and German (Landraub, Reisen ins Reich des neuen Kolonialismus; Berlin, Rotbuch 2012). 2016 saw the publication of I signori del cibo. Viaggio nell’industria alimentare che sta distruggendo il pianeta (‘The Lords of Food. Journey through the food industry that is destroying the planet’), 2020 Terra bruciata. Come la crisi ambientale sta cambiando l’Italia e la nostra vita (‘Scorched earth: How the environmental crisis is changing Italy and our lives’).
Liberti is the author of several documentaries, including Mare chiuso (2012, with Andrea Segre /’Closed Sea’), Soyalism (2018, with Enrico Parenti) or Herat Football Club (2017, with Mauro Poeta) about the women’s football team of Herat, Afghanistan.