Agri-food policy and environmental sustainability

A.Y. 2021/2022
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to: i) illustrate the main elements of economic theory for the interpretation of market failures associated with the sustainability of the agri-food system; ii) to analyze the main EU policies for agro-food safety and quality; iii) analyze the main international policies for the environmental sustainability of agri-value chains.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have knowledge: i) on the economic problems associated with the sustainability of agro-food chains; ii) on the policies for the environmental sustainability of agri-food chains.
The student will have skills to correctly interpret the economic processes linked to the sustainability of food value chains and the implications of different sustainability policies.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for the academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation
Course syllabus
Part one: the agri-food system
- The challenges of sustainability in the agri-food system
- Analysis of the sectors of the agri-food system
- Vertical coordination and sustainability
- Market failures in the agri-food system
Part two: Sustainability policies in the agri-food system
- Food safety policies
- Food quality policies
- Environmental-related policies for food products
- Dietary diets and sustainability
- Obesity and sustainability
- Policies for innovation in the agro-food system
Part three: group work
Prerequisites for admission
no prerequisites
Teaching methods
Traditional lessons
Teaching Resources
Slides of the lessons and other material are provided by regularly. Everything is uploaded on the Ariel platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam
AGR/01 - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours