ECONOMICS AND MOUNTAIN AND FOREST POLICY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Understanding the objectives and tools of public intervention and rural development policies for the sustainable development of the territories in which agriculture represents a multi-functional activity. Review of economics and forestry and environmental estimates
Course contents summary
Agriculture and the rural environment, characteristics of Italian agriculture and agrarian landscape. Agriculture in the Italian economic system. Italian agrarian policy. The agricultural policies of the European Union . European Union treaties and institutions. Agricultural spending: European Guidance and Guarantee Fund. Structural and economic and social cohesion policies. Environmental policies.
Ecological economics. Sustainable development The determinant and adaptations of the agri-food system
Forest production and the firm. The choices of the entrepreneur and forest planning. The forest-wood system and the demand for timber.
Valuation of investments. Estimates of real estate. Estimates of woods and wood plantations, parks and forest infrastructure.
Merlo M. (1991) 'Elementi di economia ed estimo fore stale-ambientale', Patron Editore, Bologna
De Castro P. (2004) "Verso una nuova agricoltura europea", Agra, Roma
Hoffmann A. (2006) 'La nuova politica di sviluppo rurale', Franco Angeli, Milan