Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.
The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.
The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..
Definition of lesson periods
Oct 1, 2018
Jan 31, 2019
Mar 4, 2019
Jun 14, 2019
Sessione invernale d'esame
Feb 1, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Sessione estiva d'esame
Jun 17, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
Sessione autunnale d'esame
Sep 2, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
Jul 11, 2019
Jul 11, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Mar 12, 2020
Mar 12, 2020
Sospensione attività didattica
Nov 2, 2018
Nov 3, 2018
Vacanze di Natale
Dec 24, 2018
Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua
Apr 19, 2019
Apr 28, 2019
Aug 5, 2019
Aug 18, 2019
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The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.
The course is aimed to make the students of the M.Sc. in Agri-Food Biotechnology able to acquire the basic knowledge of the economy of the agri-food system. Starting from the concepts of agri-food system and supply chain, the course aims to teach students the methods of the structural and organ-izational analysis of the agri-food system. Particular attention is dedicated to the analysis of the char-acteristics and strategies of the Italian agri-food system as well as to the mechanisms of vertical co-ordination of the food supply chain. A special focus is dedicated to the organization of the cooperative system and the local districts of typical products.
Introduction to agribusiness.
The agro-food system and its components.
The food supply chain. Definition. Methodological approaches. Distribution chains. Case studies.
Food consumption. The consumer decision process. The variables that influence the intention to buy. Consumption patterns.
Modern distribution. Distribution formulas. Organizational structure. Strategies. Private labels. Relations between distribution and food industry. Relations between distribution and agriculture.
The food industry. Development strategies. Strategic positioning of the major competitive players.
Coordination mechanisms in the food system. Market coordination: final markets, direct marketing, electronic markets. Vertical integration. Forms of integration: merge and aquisition, contract, cooperative. Individual contracts. Collective contracts.
Local systems and typical products. The information asymmetry. The marks of origin. Economic and social importance of typical products. Case studies.
The cooperative integration. The cooperative firm. Types of cooperatives. The cooperative bodies and their roles. The cooperative organization. Case studies.
Teaching methods consist of lectures focused on the basic concepts and methodologies; exercises essentially dedicated to the discussion of cases are added.
A textbook is integrated with in-depth readings that are offered during the course.
Textbook, integrative reading and exercises are closely related to the program.
All materials are available, also for non-attending students, on the e-learning platform.
V. Sodano, M. Sassi, A. Marchini,
Economia Agroalimentare: Mercati e Politiche
Single oral examination.
It aims to verify the acquired knowledge and the capability to link them.
The oral examination involves.
The final evaluation is expressed on 30.
Type D and Type F activities
Modules not yet included
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As stated in point 25 of the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2021/2022, attendance is not mandatory. However, professors may require students to attend lectures for a minimum of hours in order to be able to take the module exam, in which case the methods that will be used to check attendance will be explained at the beginning of the module.
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