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Massimo Chiorri
  • Massimo Chiorri
  • 81 ore - Massimo Chiorri
Course Regulation
Coorte 2021
Learning activities
Discipline economiche, statistiche, giuridiche e informatiche
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Provide the student with theoretical knowledge of the agri-food market, the agro-zootechnical economy, and sectoral policies.
Reference texts
- Sloman J.-Garratt D., Elementi di Economia, il Mulino, Bologna, Cap 1, 2, 3, 4, e 5.
Teacher's dissertation
- ¿L’Europa in 12 lezioni, Fontaine P., Commissione europea; http://ec.europa.eu/publications¿
Recommended books¿
- MacGrawHill Messori F., Ferretti F. (2010): Economia del mercato agroalimentare, Edagricole, Milano: Parte I e IV cap. 3.¿
- Mariani A. Viganò E. (2002); Il sistema agroalimentare dell’Unione Europea, Carocci Roma, Cap 1 e 2.¿
- Iacoponi L., Romiti R. - Economia e Politica Agraria, Edagricole, Bologna,Capp 10, 12, 13, 14 par 1 e 2.
- ¿Torquati B. - Economia e gestione dell'impresa agraria. Il processo decisionale, il sistema informativo aziendale e gli strumenti di controllo”, Edagricole-New Business Media, 2003. Cap. 4 e 5.¿
- Giacinti et al. - Analisi e gestione economico-contabile per l’impresa agro-zootecnica, FrancoAngeli, Milano.
¿- Opuscoli Divulgativi Rica-Crea ed ISMEA: http://www.ismea.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/9511
Educational objectives
Knowledge (know)¿
- Knowledge of the role of agriculture and food in the economies of developed countries and the objectives of agricultural and agri-food policies.
¿- Knowledge of the fundamental trends in food consumption in Italy and Europe.¿
- Knowledge of the structural and economic configuration of the agro-zootechnical company¿
- Knowledge of organizational forms and coordination between agricultural producers¿Knowledge of the basic principles of Community agricultural policy¿¿Skills
(know how to do)¿
- Ability to analyze and study the reference food market.¿
- Ability to control the economic results of the agro-zootechnical company.¿
- Ability to draw up a corporate report and interpret business results.¿
- Ability to analyze and estimate production costs at different stages of the supply chain.¿
- Ability to communicate and relate to an organizational and work environment¿
- Ability to process analysis of the main agri-food chains
¿- Ability to extract data from online databases ISTAT, EUROSTAT, FAO and organize them into tables and graphs useful to analyze and describe the socio-economic structure and configuration of the agri-food system¿¿
Behaviors (to be)
¿- Awareness and sensitivity to the problems of food scarcity and abundance and their consequences in global society¿
- Develop critical skills and competitive context analysis
¿- Acquire language properties in the economic field
There are no particular cognitive prerequisites useful to understanding the subjects covered in teaching for achieving learning objectives; The knowledge and the ability to use open source or commercial applications such as word processors, spreadsheets and related databases and applications are considered necessary to process presentations that are necessary to carry out the end-of-course exercises.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons:¿
- Agriculture in the economic system (0.2 CFU)
¿- Principles of Microeconomics (2.8 CFU)¿
The agri-food system (1.5 CFU)
¿- Economy of the Farm (3.5 CFU)¿- Community Agricultural Policy (1 CFU)
¿¿Computer classroom exercises:¿
- Analysis and presentation of agro-food chains;¿
- Collection and processing of statistical data and qualitative information on the supply and demand of agri-food products.¿
- Determination of the economic balance of an agro-zootechnical company and of its economic results:¿
- Quantification of business facilities and inputs,¿
- Reconstruction of the technical data sheet of the main production activities;¿- Determination of the value of production and the different types of cost;¿
- Determination of the main incomes;
¿- Partial balances and production costs of the main operations and agro-zootechnical activities.¿¿
Farm visits¿- There are two / two company visits to regional farms for the acquisition of business data, necessary for the preparation of the financial statements.
Other information
Learning verification modality
The final oral exam consists of a discussion of the duration of 30-40 minutes about the topics below.
The test is aimed at understanding and assessing the level of learning learned and understanding of the student about the theoretical contents of the program;
The oral test will allow students to verify the student's synthesis and logic skills, as well as communicative skills, language ownership, and the ability to synthesize and interact with the various topics dealt with.¿
The questions will cover three macro topics, broken down as follows:¿
1. Principles of microeconomics;¿
2. Public intervention in agriculture and Community agricultural policy;¿
3. Business Economics and Main Tools Handled.
During the course, at the end of each block of lessons, open and / or multiple questionnaires will be provided to check the degree of learning related to the topics discussed.
Extended program
¿Principles of Microeconomics (3 CFUs):¿
- Agriculture in the Economic System, The Economic Problem, Micro and Macroeconomics, Economic Systems. 2 hours.
¿- Markets, demand and supply 4 hours:
¿- Individual demand and market demand 8 hours:¿
Elasticity and market 2 hours.¿
- Production, Costs, Revenues and Profits 8 Hours¿-
Market forms 3 hours.¿¿
The agro-food system (1.5 CFU)
¿- Definition of the agro-food system and its components.¿Tools for analyzing the agro-food system. 5 hours.¿
- The food balance. 1 hour.
¿- Characteristics of agricultural product demand and food consumption. 2 hours.¿
- Characteristics of agricultural product supply 1 hour.¿
- The food industry and the dynamics of businesses in the agro-industry, 1 hour.¿
- Food distribution. Forms of producer organization, 2 hours.
¿- The Italian agro-food system: the main chains. 2.5 hours.¿¿
Economy of the agro-zootechnical company (3.5 CFU)¿
The farm:¿- enterprise, company and property. 2 hours.¿
- Productive factors: definition and classification. 5 hours¿
- Relationship between enterprise / work and business / property types. 2 hours.¿
- EU Classification of Enterprises. 1 hour.¿¿The agricultural budget of the agricultural enterprise (1.5 CFU).
- Productive cycle. 1 hour.¿
- Types of Budget 2 Hours.¿
- General outline of the budget. 4 hours.¿
- Cost classification. 2 hours.¿
- Partial Balances and Production Costs. 2 hours.¿
- The choices and goals of the entrepreneur. 1 hour.¿
- Determining economic results. 1.5 hours.¿¿CAP (1 CFU)¿The European Union:¿
- Institutions and Policies; Historical reasons, goals and evolution. 2 hours.¿
- Market policy in the CAP;
- The forms of price control, market stabilization and income;
¿- The main phases and the recent evolution of the CAP. 2 hours¿
- The MacSharry Reform. Agenda 2000; The Fischler reform and decoupling; The Pac 2014-2020. 5 hours.¿¿Final Exercise (1CFU):
¿- Farm description (business form, size, production order and crop breakdown, main business facilities); 3 hours¿
- Determination of the company's technical results and the use of resources / factors; Determination of technical data sheets for the main business activities; 2 hours¿
- Formulation of the final financial statements; 2 hours.¿
- Determination of the main economic results at a global and partial level, for the main activities and operations. 2 hours.
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