D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Agraria
A.A. A.A. 2016-2017
Credits 3
Hours 27
Period 1^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code LM SAT 3A253


Basic knowledge of Economics 

Development of the course

The didactic method is based on ppt lectures (2 ECTS) (provided in copies to the students) and laboratory experiences (1 ECTS). The course will be also available through an e-learning version using the Moodle platform. Within this platform, the course will be divided into: (i) teaching materials composed by different learning units, and (ii) scientific and technical documents.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge. The course enables students to acquire the fundamental knowledge Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), national and regional policies.



Applying knowledge and understanding. The main aim of this course is to provide the knowledge of national and European agricultural and agrifood system, Common Agricultural Policies, in order to stimulate the students to understand the different opportunity to the sector.



Cross-expertises: (i) making judgements: capability of identify the information needed to manage  the strategies for agro-forestry systems; (ii) communications: capability of clearly and exhaustively communicate notions, ideas, problems and technical solutions to different stakeholders; (iii) Critical comment on contemporaneous policies issues from an economics perspective.

  1. Agricultural sector and agrifood system in european and italian context (1 ECTS)
  2. Common Agricultural Policy CAP: I and II Pillar (2 ECTS)
    1. CAP implementation in the National and regional context
    2. Agro-Environmental policies
    3. Renewable energies policy from agricultural biomass
    4. Product quality policy: origin schemes and organic farming 

Development of the examination

" Agricultural Economics and policy" is an integrated course consisting of two modules: Agricultural Economics (6 ECTS) and Agricultural policy (3 ECTS). Each module is independently evaluated, but with a unique final grade, resulting from the weighted average of the grades obtained in the two modules (weights results from the respective number of ECTS for each module).



Learning evaluation methods

Oral discussion: two of the subjects listed in the teaching program and one essay (project work)


Learning evaluation criteria

In the oral classwork, the student will have to demonstrate: (i) knowledge of common agricultural policies; (ii) knowledge of strategies promote rural development; (iii) ability to comment critically on contemporaneous policy issues from an economics perspective.

To pass the oral exam, the student must demonstrate an overall understanding of the content using appropriate technical terminology, and to be able to deal with deductive reasoning that enable him to create links within matter, and to have a complete mastery of the subject.


Learning measurement criteria

The final mark is attributed in thirtieths. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 “cum laude”.


Final mark allocation criteria

The oral examination consists of two questions concerning the subjects listed in the teaching program and one question concerning individual project work. Each of ones will be quantified in the range 0 - 10. The degree of 30 “cum laude” is attributed when the student demonstrates complete mastery of the subject.


Recommended reading

Handouts and other materials distributed by the teacher during the course.

Swinen J. (ed.), 2015. The Political Economy of the 2014-2020 Common Agricultural Policy, CEPS, Brussels,  596 p.

De Castro P., 2010. L’agricoltura Europea e le nuove sfide globali, Donzelli, Bologna, 141 p.

Vieri S., 2000. La Politica Agraria, Edagricole, Bologna

Finco A. (ed), 2012. Biofuels Economics and Policy, Franco Angeli, Bologna, 202 p.

Finco A. (ed.), 2007. Ambiente, Paesaggio e Biodiversità nelle politiche di sviluppo rurale, ARACNE Ed. pp.155.


Tutorial session


Tuesday from 3 pm to 5 pm.


  • C.L.M. - Scienze Agrarie e del Territorio - Curriculum PRODUZIONE E PROTEZIONE DELLE COLTURE (LM SAT - PP)
  • C.L.M. - Scienze Agrarie e del Territorio - Curriculum AGRICOLTURA SOCIALE (LM SAT - AS)

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