First cycle
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Second cycle
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Single cycle
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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP3051658, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0057, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FOOD LEGISLATION AND FOOD MARKETS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SAMUELE TRESTINI AGR/01
Other lecturers EUGENIO POMARICI AGR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/01 Rural economy and evaluation 8.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 8.0 64 136.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 Commissione a.a. 2017/18: dal 01/10/2018 01/10/2018 30/11/2018 TRESTINI SAMUELE (Presidente)
POMARICI EUGENIO (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)
9 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 TRESTINI SAMUELE (Presidente)
POMARICI EUGENIO (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: To have already obtained credits concerning the following course units: MATHEMATICS
To have at least attended the course of: ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF AGRO-FOOD BUSINESS
Target skills and knowledge: The student will acquire the basic tools to understand and analyze of the markets of agricultural and food products. The course will explore the elements of the context and constraints that affect the activities of firms in the agri-food sector: the evolution of demand for food, EU policies, with particular reference to the quality, and the regulation of trade in WTO international.
Examination methods: The exam is conducted by means of a written test. There is no examination in progress.
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be based on testing of the level of understanding of the topics discussed as well as the ability to apply analytical tools provided.
Course unit contents: 1st credit: Introduction to the economics of markets, the theory of consumer behaviour.
2nd credit: Information, information asymmetries and extensions of the model of perfect competition.
3rd credit: The regulatory framework of the EU's policies for food safety, product differentiation and consumer information.
4th credit: The international trade, the WTO and the agreements on food trade.
5th credit: EU policies supporting supply development: agricultural policy, growth policy, innovation policy
6th credit: Focus on the institution producing or influencing the regulation of agrifood sector; theoretical justification of state intervention in a market economy
7th credit: microeconomic analysis of final markets: theoretical models, evidences and policy issues
8°th credit: Organization of the agrifood sector: distribution channels, intermediate markets, integration and de-integration along the supply chain
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is conducted through lectures in the classroom during which are projected slides that are then made ​​available to the students. There is a forum for discussion of issues / problems related to the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides used in class and the material for deeper study is made available on the platform MOODLE School (
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sodano V., Sassi M., Marchini A., Economia agroalimenatre: mercati e politiche. Milano: McGraw-Hill, 2010. testo di consultazione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Di Giacomo F., Casolani N., La qualità per la competitività dell'impresa. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2012. testo di consultazione
  • Costato L., Compendio di diritto alimentare. Padova: CEDAM, --. testo di consultazione Cerca nel catalogo
  • David Begg, Gianluigi Vernasca, Stanley Fischer, Rudiger Dornbusch, Microeconomia. --: McGraw Hill, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Albisinni, Ferdinando, Strumentario di diritto alimentare europeoFerdinando Albisinnicon banca dati su CD-ROM. [Assago]: UTET giuridica, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Story telling
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Responsible Consumption and Production Life on Land