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Agri-food Economics

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


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.








Students can freely choose whether to pass the exam on the attending students program or non attending students program (see below for the non attending students materials).


Students who cannot attend the lectures of the course can choose the attending students program, too. No need to attend.


    Attending students program a.y. 2019/20. The exam will be on both videolectures 2019/20 and pdf slides on Moodle. Students will have to take both a written test (on Moodle) and a short oral exam (via Zoom or Meet softwares).

    Attending students program a.y. 2018/19 and previous a.ys.: students will study on both slides and notes taken during the classes of their a.y., and pass only an oral exam (no written test).

    Non attending students program: studetns will study on documents available on Moodle, and pass an oral exam (no written test).


February 2021 exams will be entirely on-line (Zoom).

All students must be registered on Moodle platform, course Agrifood Economics 2019/20, to take the exam. Please send an e-mail to professor for passwords.


Exam for Attending students program

After registered to the official exam, students will receive detailed information by Professor.

The exam is composed by two parts:

    a written test on Moodle Platform (13 true/false questions and 2 multiple choices questions). True/false questions will give 1 point when the answer is correct, 0 point when non aswered, and -0,5 points when the answer is wrong; multiple choices questions will give 2, 0, -1 points). The written test lasts 12 minutes. There are 17 points available, and the minimum mark to access the oral exam is 6 points. To pass the written test, students must be registered to the Agrifood Economics 2019-20 course.

    a short oral exam in the same day of the written test (2-3 questions). There are 17 points available for the oral exam.


The marks obtained by both the written and the oral exam will give the final mark of the exam. Marks obtained from the optional exercises will be added to the mark obtained from the written+oral exam.



Exam for NON attending students program

Students wishing to pass the exam on the NON attending students program will study on the papers available on Moodle platform, course Agrifood Economics, and take an oral exam (no written test).


Exam for attending students program of previous a.ys

Students wishing to pass the exam on the attending students program of previous academic years (2018/19, 2017/18, etc.) will study on the slides and other materials of those a.ys., and take an oral exam (no written test).



Dates of next exams


- 3rd February 2021 h.15.00 (on line: Zoom+Moodle)

- 15th June 2021 h.15.00 (D5/003)

- 15th July 2021 h.15.00 (D5/003)

- 2nd September 2021 h.15.00 (D6/111)

- 14th December 2021 h.15.00 (D6/016)



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University of Florence

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MOODLE Platform




2020/21 Agrifood course will start on February, 23rd 2021 at 10.00 a.m.



- Tuesday h.10-12 (virtual)

- Wednesday h.10-12 (room D4/103)



Lectures 20/21




Seminars 20/21


Movies on food & agriculture


Fork over knives - Earthlings - Cowspiracy

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





Please, e-mail to professor to get information on the non-attending students program.