cod. 1007148

Academic year 2020/21
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Genetica agraria (AGR/07)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
63 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Evaluation of the loading capacity of natural systems with regards to
their vitality and resilience within the chain food
Analysis of pros and cons of technological progress in the food system
Principles of circular economy applied to the agri-food sector
Identification and development of indicators of sustainability in the food


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Course unit content

The demographic growth associated to the increase of ecological
footprint and to the consequences of climate change is going to put at
risk the food security in the next few years. To face this challenge it
needs to implement a new model of sustainable development combining
the environment preservation with the social rights and the economic
growth as pointed out by the UN Agenda 2030. The course will be
characterized by an interdisciplinary approach aimed to join different
competences such as environmental science, economics , social and legal

Full programme

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ASvis report 2019
Documento Ufficiale UN Agenda 2030 official document
"Doughnout economy" by Kate Raworth Ed. Ambiente
"Food and the cities" by Andrea
Calori e Andrea Magarini Ed. Ambiente
"Circular Economy for Food"
by Franco Fassio and Nadia Tecco
Ed. Ambiente
"The age of sustainable development" by Jeffrey Sachs Ed. Columbia
University Press
"Eating planet" Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition
Ed. Ambiente
FAO Global report on food crises 2019

Teaching methods

Class teaching supported by seminars hold by high profile specialists in
the field of sustainability.The content of the lessons will be made
available on the web site of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

project presentation followed by its oral presentation linked to the content of the course

Other information

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