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Teaching: Food economics and rural appraisal

Degree CourseDegree course in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences [L-25] D. M. 270/2004
LocationPerugia
CurriculumAGRICOLTURA SOSTENIBILE - Regulations 2014
Person in chargeGaetano MARTINO
Modules
PrerequisitesInformation currently not available - Italian version
Assessment methods

Oral exam - Optional written exam

Examinations' grades statistics

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Examinations' dates

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Recommended optional courses

None

Module: Agricultura economics and policies

LecturerAngelo FRASCARELLI
TypeSpecific formative activities
AreaDISCIPLINE ECONOMICHE ESTIMATIVE E GIURIDICHE
SectorAGR/01
ECTS6
Implementation proceduresConventional
Course content

Agricultural Economics and Policies
This course aims to provide students with a wide knowledge of the agricultural and food system, its components and its relations with the whole economic and political system, both Italian and international. The course considers general aspects of the agricultural sector and its components both internal and external to the farm; it analyses how a modern agro-industrial system can be built, relationship between its players, constraints and opportunities; students will learn basic knowledge about objectives and instruments of public intervention in the agricultural and food sector at the EU and national levels.
Agricultural company and agricultural enterprise (1,5 credits)
Factors of production. Agricultural enterpreneurship. Types of companies. Agricultural companies in Italy and their size distribution. Types of enterprises. Types of management. Structural and comparative analysis of Italian agricultural companies. The Budget. How to calculate economic results of an agricultural company.
Factors of agricultural production (0,5 credits)
Land. Land property in Italy. Land reorganisation and land reforms. Agricultural rent. The capital: circulating capital and fixed capital. Agricultural machinery and their operating costs. Livestock. Labour in agriculture. Rural population and agricultural population. Employment in agriculture. Peculiarity of agricultural employment and labour. Evolution in the Italian agricultural system.
Agro-industrial system. Food consumption and food demand. Agrofood sustems and supply (1,0 credits)
Components of the Italian agro-industrial system.Instruments for analysing the agro-food system. Balance of food sector. Aspects of food demand: elasticity, product lifecycle, Food consumption. Aspects of agricultural and food supply. Food industry. Dinamycs of enterprises in the agro-industry. Food distribution. Types of producer organisations and their policies. The agricultural and food system in Italy. Main agro-food subsectors. Competitiveness in agro-food subsectors. The industry of technical means for agriculture. Farmers' professional organisations. Services for agriculture.
Transactions between components of the agro-food system (0,5 credits)
The setting of food prices. Relationship between the components of a subsectors. Types of horizontal and vertical integration. Cooperation and organisations in agriculture. Contract economics.
Common Agricultural Policy (1,5 credits)
The European Union: its institutions and policies. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): market policy. Forms of price controls, market stabilisation and income stabilisation. CAP stages and evolution. Evolution of the EU market policy. The MacSharry Reforms. Agenda 2000. The CAP reform in 2003. Decoupling. Rural development policy. The Rural Development Program. The Community Initiative LEADER. Wto and international agreements.
New constraints and opportunities for the agricultural and food sustem (0,5 credits)
Environment: the strains agriculture puts on agro-ecosystems and the sustainable agriculture. Food safety, quality, tipicalness and traceability: regulations, control tools and policies for improving quality. Agroenergy.
Italian agricultural policy (0,5 credits)
Evolution of the Italian agricultural policy. The institutions regarding agriculture and their competencies. Laws on agricultural orientation.
Practical exercises on:
1. Depreciation expenses.
2. Descriptive report of an agricultural company.
3. The crop budget.
4. Budget and financial statement.
5. Extraction and processing statistical data from databases
6. Food price data gathering in the food distribution.
Visits to farms and farmers cooperatives, workshops, group works.

Supplement

Agricultural company and agricultural enterprise
Factors of agricultural production
Food demand. Agrofood systems and supply
Transactions between components of the agro-food system
Common Agricultural Policy
Constraints and opportunities for the agricultural and food system
Italian agricultural policy

Mode of delivery

Lessons 42 hours
Classroom exercises 10 hours
Seminars with external experts 4 hours
Educational visits 4 hours
Video projections of the lessons
Teaching materials distributed by the teacher
video
Recommended texts for the study
Lecture notes delivered by the instructor
Brochures prepared by the European Commission
Reading and personal study of reference books
Reading and personal study of material delivered by the teacher
Practice of occupational skills
Make and present relations arising from individual labor

verification of
Final oral exam
Ongoing testing with test
Continuous assessment at the end of some lectures / tutorials
Written reports carried out on an individual basis at home
Conduct seminars

Recommended reading

Material provided by the teacher
Malassis L., Ghersi G. (1992), Introduzione all'economia agroalimentare, Il Mulino, Bologna.
Segré A.. (2008), Politiche per lo sviluppo agricolo e la sicurezza alimentare, Carocci editore, Roma.
Commissione europea, Come funziona l'Unione europea, Ufficio delle pubblicazioni ufficiali delle Comunità europee, 2007, Lussemburgo

Learning outcomes

Knowledge (know)

1. description and analysis of the factors of production of the farm;
2. budget of the farm;
3. economic significance of the items of the budget;
4. macroeconomic analysis of the factors of production;
5. descriptive elements and economic significance of the variables of the demand for food;
6. descriptive elements and economic significance of the variables in food supply;
7. knowledge of the food system and its operation;
8. objectives, instruments and regulations of the EU agricultural policy;
9. signs of national agricultural policy;
10. policies and regulations for quality assurance food.


Abilities (skills)

1. calculation of depreciation;
2. descriptive report of a farm;
3. building a culture into account;
4. preparation of financial statements of a farm;
5. analysis of an area of agriculture;
6. setting of an analysis of the sector and an analysis of the supply chain;
7. reading of Community legislation;
8. search in the main databases of agricultural interest.


Behavior (interpersonal skills)

1. develop critical thinking skills and analysis of the business environment and socio-economic-political;
2. be able to interface with farmers and public officials for economic analysis and implementation of agricultural policies.

Teaching period

dal 23/09/2013 al 15/12/2013

Teaching calendar

Martedì ore 9,30 - 11,30
Mercoledì ore 9,30 - 11,30
Venerdì ore 11,30 - 13,30

Teaching supportInformation currently not available - Italian version
Teaching languageItalian
Attendance

Recommended frequency.

Seat

Facoltà di Agraria
Borgo XX Giugno 74
06121 Perugia

Hours
Theoretical
45
Practical
0
Individual study
90
Integration to teaching activity
15
Angelo FRASCARELLI
Total
150
Year3
PeriodI semester
NotesInformation currently not available - Italian version
Consulting hours

Monday ore 9,00 - 11,00

Consulting location

Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences 
Borgo XX Giugno 74
06121 Perugia (PG)

ECTS code2014 - 1589

Module: Rural Appraisal and Accounting

LecturerGaetano MARTINO
TypeSpecific formative activities
AreaDISCIPLINE ECONOMICHE ESTIMATIVE E GIURIDICHE
SectorAGR/01
ECTS6
Implementation proceduresConventional
Course content

The course has the objective to allow the students to achieve the knowledge of the basic methodological principles and instruments designed for the evaluation practice in the assessment of private and environmental  goods. The course enables the students with basic capabilities needed to the operational representation of the appraisal problems and to the technical, economic and appraising qualification of practical problems. The course also provides the basic knowledge to carry out the appraisal process and to elaborate and to write an appraisal report. Program: Financial calculus. Basic elements of Accounting: business management, management operations, Balance Sheet Assets, Profit and Losses balance.  Definition of Appraisal. Ordinary and Legal Appraisal. Field of interest of the Rural Appraisal. Definition of practical evaluation. Appraisal time term of reference. Appraisal postulates: price postulate, aim postulate, comparison postulate, normality postulate. Economic aspects of the goods: market value, cost value, transformation value, complementary value, surrogate value, capitalization value, Total Economic value. Evaluation process. Topics of the practical training: Appraisal Report. Evaluation models: land and farm appraisal; production cost estimate. Evaluation of environmental goods. Environmental Impact Evaluation. Definition and stages of the evaluation process. The appraisal data sources. Synthetic appraising procedures: direct evaluation, historical evaluation, direct comparison, normal values evaluation. Evaluation models: definition. Model of the market value appraisal, Model of the evaluation of agricultural buildings. Model of evaluation of the animal feeding. Practices: Investments Analysis (individual); Balance sheet Analysis; Elaboration of an appraisal report.

Supplement

Appraisal methodology: assumptions in assessment procedures; appraisal method; economic characterization of goods and resources; appraisal procedures. The appraisal investigation and process. Appraisal Report. The evaluation of the land. The evaluation of the cost of animal feeding and of genotypes

Mode of delivery

Room Lectures. Blackboard and personal computer. Practical training: personal computer

Recommended reading

V. GALLERANI, G.ZANNI, D.VIAGGI, Manuale di Estimo, McGrawHill, 2004
2. I.MICHIELI, Fondamenti di Estimo, Bologna, Edagricole, 2003.
3. C. FERRERO, La valutazione immobiliare, Egea, Milano, 1996 (Consultazione)
4. ZUCCHI G., Zooeconomia. Economia del sistema delle produzioni animali, Avenue Media, Bologna, 2006. (consultazione)

Learning outcomes

General knowledge of the appraisal process, with elements of bsic knowledge needed to analyze an to represent problems and to use the basic instruments needed to plan, to manage and to control the animal production farm. Rural appraisal and cadastral practice. Environmental Impact Analysis. Principles of data collection in legal evaluation. Financial advising activity aimed to access public funding.

Teaching period

Check the Faculty of Agriculture website

Teaching calendar

Check the Faculty of Agriculture website

Teaching support

Experts seminars

Teaching languageItalian
Attendance

Recommended

Seat

Faculty of Agriculture - Rooms scheduled by the lecture timetable

Hours
Theoretical
45
Practical
0
Individual study
90
Integration to teaching activity
15
Gaetano MARTINO
Total
150
Year3
PeriodII semester
Notes

None

Consulting hours

Tuesday,      8:30 - 10:30

Wednesday, 8:30 - 10:30

Consulting location

Dept- of Agricultural, food and environmental sceinces - Applied Economics Unit - Borgo XX Giugno 74 - Perugia -Teacher Room XI

ECTS code2014 - 1590

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