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Agri-food Economics

University of Florence - LM: Design of Sustainable Tourism Systems - Code: B019356; CFU: 6  

   Last update: 22nd April 2024

Contents in short

 

Basics of agricultural economics. Supply, demand, and markets. The specificities of agriculture

The evolution of agriculture: from productivism to multifunctionality

The agribusiness. Processing, distribution, consumption

The Common Agricultural Policy and its evolution.

Food quality, typical products, short food supply-chain.

Food tourism.

 

 

 

 

 

Exams

- 4th June 2024 h.14.00 (room D4/0.01)

- 21st June 2024 h.11.00 (room C9/0.02)

- 12th July 2024 h.14.00 (room D4/0.01)

- 3rd September 2024 h.14.00 (room D4/0.01)

 

Registration to the exam

All students must be registered on Moodle platform, course Agrifood Economics (no password required), to take the exam.  After registered to the exam, students will receive detailed information by Professor.

 

Exam

The exam is only written. The written test will last one hour, with 10 true/false questions (1 point for correct answer, -0,5 for wrong answer, zero for not answered questions), and 5 open questions (max 5 points each).

All students should study on both videolectures and slides (available on Moodle) to pass the exam.

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Optional exercises

The marks obtained in the test will give the final mark of the exam. Marks obtained from the optional exercises will be added to the mark obtained from the exam.

 

Students from previous a.ys.

Attending students from previous academic years will study on both slides and notes taken during the classes of their a.y., and pass a written test. When registering to the exam, students must write in the notes that they want to pass the exam on previous academic years programs.

 

 

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ATTENDING STUDENTS 2023/2024

 

 

Timetable 23/24

Wednesday h.10-12 room D4/1.13

Friday h.10-12 room D4/1.13

 

Lectures 23/24

 

 MOD.I: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

 

21/02/2024 Introduction to the course

23/02/2024 Specificity of agriculture

28/02/2024 Supply rigidity and fixed costs. Johnson's model

01/03/2024 Johnson's model

06/03/2024 The importance of time and the cobwed theorem

08/03/2024 Seasonality

13/03/2024 Specificity of agricultural sector

15/03/2024 Food demand 

 

MOD.II: MODERNIZATION AND AGRIBUSINSS

 

15/03/2024 Modernization and Food Inc.

20/03/2024 Modernization

22/03/2024 The Common Agricultural Policy

22/03/2024 The Common Agricultural Policy

27/03/2024 The Common Agricultural Policy

05/04/2024 The evolution of agribusiness

05/04/2024 The evolution of agribusiness

10/04/2024 SEMINAR Marisol Velasquez

12/04/2024 The evolution of agribusiness

12/04/2024 Food quality

17/04/2024 Food quality

 

MOD.III: THE NEW DEVELOPMENT MODEL

 

24/04/2024 The new development model

26/04/2024 NO LESSON (UNIFI closed)

01/05/2024 NO LESSONS (1st May, Holiday)

03/05/2024 NO LESSON

08/05/2024 Short Food Supply Chains (Matteo Mengoni)

10/05/2024 Short Food Supply Chains (Matteo Mengoni)

15/05/2024 The evolution of the CAP (on line)

15/05/2024 SEMINAR Francesca GiarŤ

 

17/05/2024 TEAM WORK PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

Seminars Agrifood Economics 23/24

 

Wednesday, April 10th h.10.15-11.45 (room D4/1.13)

profesora Marisol Velasquez Salazar

Universidad Panamericana - Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico)

Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresarial

THE VALORIZATION OF COLOURED HEIRLOOM CORN IN MEXICO

 

 

Thursday, April 18th h.15.45-17.45 (room D6/1.02). Language: Italian

Prof. Franco Sotte

DOVE VA L'AGRICOLTURA?

Presentazione del libro ďLa politica agricola europea. Storia e analisiĒ pubblicato da Firenze University Press

 

Wednesday, May 15th h.14.30-15.45 (room D4/1.13)

dott.ssa Francesca GiarŤ

CREA PB, Roma

SOCIAL AGRICULTURE IN ITALY

 

  Other seminars

profesora Marisol Velasquez Salazar

Universidad Panamericana - Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico)

Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresarial

 

Seminario al Dipartimento di Scienze per líeconomia e líimpresa

Governance and public policies in Mexican coffee value chains

17.04.2024 h. 12-13.30 (English)

Sala Bracco, Edificio D6 Ė primo piano

 

Movies on food & agriculture

 

Fork over knives - Earthlings - Cowspiracy

Food Inc. - Fast food nation - SuperSizeMe - The Milk System

 

 

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