The course aims to provide students with basic knowledge of: 1. the agri food systems and agri food chains; 2. the methodological tools for the interpretation of the topics under analysis. At the end of the lectures, students will be able to analyse the agri food chains, the dynamics and main issues of present agri food systems that are facing an increasing competitive pressure in a globalized market.
Basic knowledge of microeconomics.
Course contents summary
The agri food chains are very heterogeneous and rapidly changing.
They can be classified according to several variables: structural characteristics, strategic behaviour of the firms, distribution channels and final market.
The first part of the course is focused on the characteristics of the agri food systems and agri food market and proposes some theory and methodological approaches for the supply chain analysis.
The second part analyses some supply chains and the strategic behaviours of the actors.
1. Introductive concepts and definitions for the agri food systems and chains
2. Agri-food systems and consumer behaviour analysis
3. Coordination mechanisms in the agro-food chains
4. Institutional politics
5. Quality schemes products: brands, labels and certification
Economia del sistema agroalimentare. Menozzi D. IV Edizione, Università di Parma, Corso di Laurea in Scienze Gastronomiche.
Lectures, intermediate quizzes, critical view of videos, seminari.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination on the Elly platform. The exam will be taken in a distance mode, until the state of emergency has ended. Thirty point scoring system.
Twenty - six multiple choice questions (correct answer= 1; incorrect/no answer= 0 ). Two open questions (full answer= 2 ; partial answer= 1 ; no/incorrect answer=0). The combination of multiple choice and open questions will allow a full assessment of the student's knowledge and understanding of the concepts addressed in class.
The results of the tests are published on ESSE3.