Agro-food policy of EU (2013/2014)

Course code
4S02772
Name of lecturer
Diego Begalli
Coordinator
Diego Begalli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
AGR/01 - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2013 al Jan 31, 2014.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall L  

Learning outcomes

The course offers to students the tools to understand and analyze the agro-food system fitting it into the EU quality and agro-food policies.

Syllabus

Introduction to economics.
Components of the agro-food system.
Agro-food chains. Food chains approaches. Food chains typologies.
Food consumption. Consumer behavior. Food consumption in Italy. Consumers segmentation.
Competition and innovation in the agro-food system. Basic strategies and agro-food markets. Types of innovation.
Distribution channels. The modern distribution.
The food industry. The development strategies of the food industry. The food industry in Italy.
Typical products and quality projects.
The coordination mechanisms in the agro-food system. Market coordination, vertical integration, other coordination mechanisms.
The European Union agro-food policies.
The European Union quality policies.
Quality certification systems.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination