ECONOMICS OF ZOOTECHNIC AND AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is aimed at teaching knowledge and understanding of the basics of the market economy and of livestock production, agribusiness and estimate. The student will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding in identifying and solving the problems of business management in relation to the policies of the EU and to food security.
Course contents summary
The livestock under the national and European level. Fundamentals of economic theory. Market for agricultural products. The company and the company. The economic balance of the farm. Economics of production. Beef cattle breeding. Pig sector. Poultry sector. Dairy sector. PDO/PGI/TSG. Tomato industry sector. The organization of producers. Tax reform in agriculture. The sources of statistical information in agriculture. Consumer, business and market. Components of the food system. Public intervention. EU policies for agriculture, rural development, food security and the environment.
Provide the knowlegde for the valuation of the main rural and urban property for practical and legal purposes. The course covers the topics of rural estimation, civil estimation, legal estimation, cadastral estimation end project evaluation.
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HOFFMANN A. - La nuova politica di sviluppo rurale. Franco Angeli, Milano, 2006.
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ZUCCHI G. - Zooeconomia. Economia del sistema delle produzioni animali. Edizioni Avenue media, Bologna, 2006.
GALLERANI V., ZANNI G., VIAGGI D. – Manuale di estimo. McGraw-Hill, Milano, 2004.
MICHIELI I. - Trattato di estimo. Edizioni Agricole, Bologna, 1993.
The course is taught by lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the course objectives is assessed with an oral examination. Through questions about the course contents it will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the contents. Through questions regarding the preparation of a business budget and evaluation of related economic indicators it will be assessed if the student has achieved the goal of applying the acquired knowledge.