cod. 03792

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Economia ed estimo rurale (AGR/01)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: RURAL ECONOMY, AGRONOMY - BOTANY

Learning objectives

The course is aimed at teaching knowledge and understanding of the basics of the market economy and of livestock production, agro-food economics and agronomy. The student will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding in identifying and solving the problems of business management in relation to the policies of the EU and to food security.



Course unit content

The livestock under the national and European level. Fundamentals of economic theory. Market for agricultural products. The company and the company. The economic balance of the farm. Economics of production. The organization of producers. Tax reform in agriculture. The sources of statistical information in agriculture. Consumer, business and market. Components of the food system. Public intervention. EU policies for agriculture, rural development, food security and the environment.
The agricultural soil: physical, chemical and biological.
The agricultural techniques: tillage, fertilization, fertilization laws.

Full programme

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DE CASTRO P. - Verso una nuova agricoltura europea. Agra, Roma,2002.
FABBRI A. - Produzioni vegetali. Edagricole, Bologna, 2001.
HOFFMANN A. - La nuova politica di sviluppo rurale. Franco Angeli, Milano, 2006.
MARIANI F., VIGANO' E. - Il sistema agroalimentare dell'Unione Europea. Carrocci Editore, Roma, 2002.
ZUCCHI G. - Zooeconomia. Economia del sistema delle produzioni animali. Edizioni Avenue media, Bologna, 2006.

Teaching methods

Frontal teaching.

Assessment methods and criteria

The achievement of the course objectives is assessed with an oral examination. Through questions about the course contents it will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the contents.

Other information

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