The University of Bologna – UNIBO
The University of Bologna – UNIBO (www.unibo.it) is the oldest university in the Western world founded in 1088. It includes 33 Departments in charge of organising scientific research and teaching and learning functions in the broad areas of Sciences, Technology, Medicine, Humanities, Social Studies. Unibo has around 85.000 students, 209 Degree programmes, and around 5900 research and teaching staff. The Department of Agricultural Sciences’ mission is the benefit of society to foster food and agricultural sustainability and prosperity. The Agricultural and Food Sciences and Technologies is involved in economic research concerning the agriculture sector, the processing, the food and non-food destination of agricultural products. Research activity is focused on value chain management and of local and international markets of agroindustrial products, distribution and consumption of agricultural and food products, healthy food and consumer behaviour, national and international agribusiness, agro-food marketing, farm management, innovation processes, food, rural, agricultural and agro-environmental policies, environment evaluation, rural and land appraisal and the integration of economic and agro-zootechnic models. Specifically, the agrifood system is explored in its economic, political, managerial and evaluation aspects concerning production, processing, distribution, the market and consumption. The department consists of about around 80 researcher and teaching staff. The department collaborates with many agriculture and food industry associations and SMEs in Italy and its location in the Italian food valley favours the development of further contacts.
UNIBO will contribute to the causal analysis work in WP2-6 and participate in the workshops linked to the development of the model framework. Contributes also to WP3 and case study work in WPs4-6. The Deputy WP4 leader is Prof. Samoggia.