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Economics and politics of agrobiotechnology
Code: G6107-
Teacher:  Dario Gianfranco Frisio
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CFU subdivision: Lectures: 6
Basic aims:  The course provides a training upon the essentials of agribusiness, the agricultural innovations, the main guidelines of agricultural policies, policy and regulations of agrobiotechnologies.
Acquired skills:  Knowledge of methods and tools to value agricultural growth.
Knowledge of international DataSets
Knowledge of Agricultural Intellectual Property
Knowledge of agrobiotechnologies' legislation.
Course contents:  Agribusiness: definition, role and evolution
Structures and typologies of italian agriculture
Main guidelines of agricultural policies (national, european and international levels)
International institutions (EU, FAO, WTO)
GMO's regulations patterns at national and international levels: EU vs US between substantial equivalence and precautionary principle. Intellectual Property Rights: biotechnology and seeds.
Agricultural innovations.
Program:  Agribusiness:
- definition, role and evolution
- demand, retail and production of food products
- agricultural production: patterns of growth
- structures and typologies of italian agriculture
Politics of agrobiotechnology
- main guidelines of agricultural policies (national, european and international levels)
- international institutions (EU, FAO, WTO)
- Common agricultural Policy (CAP)
- GMO's regulations patterns at national and international levels: EU vs US between substantial
equivalence and precautionary principle.
- coexistence
- Intellectual Property Rights: biotechnology and seeds.
Economics af agrobiotechnology innovations
- agricultural innovations
- Public and private research between Green and Gene Revolutions
- Agrobiotechnology development: global status of GM crops, regulatory approvals and field trials
- Economic analyses of agbiotech innovation (case studies)
- agrobiochemical market (seeds, pesticides and agrobiotechnologies)
Topics
Prerequisites:  Knowledge of essentials of economics
Preparatory instructions:  Essentials of Economics
Learning materials:  The teacher supplies the teaching equipment directly for memory devices and the information to approach Reports, News and Statistics on the Web
Other info:  Exam:
two intermediate written tests
Final PowerPoint presentation of a topic to be agreed with the teacher
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