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Economics and politics of the agrifood sector: agrifood economics
Codice: K070EA
Docente:  Alessandro Banterle
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Obiettivi formativi:  • learn the basic elements of economic theory for the analysis of the food market
• develop knowledge about the organization of food chains and about the main economic issues of the food market
• analyze EU food policies
Competenze acquisite:  • improve the knowledge on the food market and the organisations of the food supply chains
• improve the skills to be updated on the food policies
Sintesi del programma:  Course structure

First part – Supply and Demand Specificities

• the food system
• the sectors of the food system: agriculture, food industry, retailing, catering and food services
• supply chain analysis and pricing
• food consumption
• food product quality attributes

Second part – Main challenges

• hunger
• obesity
• sustainability

Third part – Policies

• food policies and public intervention
• labeling
• food safety
• traceability
• food quality

Readings Agrifood economics:

Books and references
• course slides
• specific literature
• Oskam A., Meester G., Silvis H. (2010): EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas, Wageningen Academic Publishers
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