Davide Viaggi

Davide Viaggi
University of Bologna | UNIBO · Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies

Doctor of Philosophy
Research on Bioeconomy, Agri-Environmental-Climate contracts, innovation, water, education... and the mix of all of them

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Introduction
Davide Viaggi Studied at the University of Bologna, Aberdeen, Oxford, at ENSAR (Rennes) and got the PhD at the University of Siena. He is currently Professor at the Department of Agriculture and Food Science at the University of Bologna, teaching courses in Agricultural Economics and Rural appraisal. Participated in a number of research projects including 24 project funded by the European Union, 4 of which were coordinated by Davide (CAP-IRE and CLAIM in FP7, PROVIDE and CONSOLE in H2020). The main research themes concern the common agricultural policy (CAP), the Bioeconomy, innovation in agriculture, the economics and management of water resources and the evaluation of agri-environmental schemes.
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July 2012 - present
University of Bologna
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Publications (293)
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Eco‐schemes are set to play an important role in the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post‐2022 for the delivery of environmental and climate benefits and enhanced animal welfare. This article surveys current plans for the design of eco‐schemes in fifteen European Union Member States. The number of eco‐scheme measures to be offered...
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The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has not halted farmland biodiversity loss. The CAP post‐2023 has a new ‘‘Green Architecture,’’ including the new ‘‘Eco‐scheme’’ instrument. How can this new Green Architecture help tackle the biodiversity crisis? Through 13 workshops and an online survey, over 300 experts from 23 European Member...
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In this paper we discuss relocating the topic of waste management in the wider issue of circular Bioeconomy, with a special focus on the emerging concept of value webs. We do so by reviewing the literature on biomass value webs. Based on this, we discuss the potential role of this conceptual development for food waste management. The main result of...
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Agglomeration bonus schemes are envisioned to incentivize the connectivity of habitat conservation across landowners. Assuming full cooperation among landowners at the landscape scale, the bulk of the literature theoretically finds that agglomeration bonus schemes are more cost effective in achieving biodiversity conservation than spatially homogen...
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Agricultural Bioeconomy: Innovation and Foresight in the Post-COVID Era presents recent advancements in biotechnology, laying out a foundation for the optimal utilization of technologies to provide rapid and impactful economic recovery and sustainable resources in a future that will bear the mark of COVID-19. By providing adaptable practices to suc...
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The objective of this paper is to review selected insights about the current economic research on the Bioeconomy and circular economy, with a particular focus for the role of primary sector, and to derive implications for organisation, evaluation and valuation practice in the context of the post-COVID era. A framework for the analysis of optimal le...
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Contract attributes are strong motivators for eliciting farmers’ preferences for a particular agri-environmental scheme. Our study aims to conduct a systematic literature review to highlight the attributes used in choice experiment studies of agri-environmental schemes using the PRISMA framework. We obtained 34 studies for an in-depth review, throu...
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This document is a public summary based on Deliverable 1.1 in the European innovation action project CO-FRESH. It presents the main drivers and constraints of sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI) in agri-food value chains. The document contains a summary of an extensive literature review of the academic and grey literature on innovative and sus...
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Competitions and disputes between various human water sectors and environmental flow of the river are exacerbated due to the rapid growth of the economy in Yellow River basin as well as the limited supply of available water resources in recent decades. It is necessary to implement rational and effective management and allocation to alleviate the pr...
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In rural areas of LatinAmerican Countries, irrigation requirements for perennial crops, like cocoa are expected to increase. This paper develops a novel holistic approach to model private investment decisions in irrigation adoption by small and mid-sized cocoa farmers that face competing sources of uncertainty. In agricultural studies data collecti...
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Land abandonment is affecting several areas of Europe, and the issue has since some years become a policy objective. The consequences of land abandonment are however difficult to assess as both agriculture and land abandonment are linked to socio-environmental public goods, but the relationship between public good provision and land use, as well as...
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While higher effort in research is advocated for agriculture, there continues to be a lack of measurement of its impact in economic terms, at least in Europe. This paper seeks to assess the economic impact of public agricultural R&D investments in Europe. Different panel models are applied on 16 European countries, by employing productivity and inv...
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This document presents the results of Task 3.2 (farm technical-economic performance) in workpackage (WP) 3 (farm performance of ecological agriculture) of the LIFT project. The overall aim of Task 3.2 is to assess and compare technical-economic farm performance across the European Union (EU) depending on the degree of ecological approaches adopted...
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The attention towards residents’ perceptions of ecosystem services for an efficient management of rural landscapes is gaining momentum. One noteworthy aspect is the identification of links between perceived supply and societal demand of ecosystem services, as they can disclose leverages to improve rural policies. The objectives of this study are: i...
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A growing body of literature shows that full-cooperation among farmers to manage productive ecosystem services would yield gains with respect to uncoordinated approaches. The public good feature of these ecosystem services may, however, hinder the emergence of a cooperative solution at the landscape scale. In this paper, we introduce in a coalition...
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Innovation and entrepreneurship are key factors to provide added value for food systems. Based on the findings of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership BoostEdu, the objective of this paper is to provide answers to three knowledge gaps: 1) identify the needs for innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) in the food sector; 2) understand the best way to or...
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Developing long-term visions through participatory approaches can be very useful to explore different possible scenarios and pathways to reach desirable futures. This brief report describes a participatory process carried out in the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy) to develop a long-term vision for rural areas by 2040. This approach consisted of: (i)...
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Developing long-term visions through participatory approaches can be very useful to explore different possible scenarios and pathways to reach desirable futures. This brief report describes a participatory process carried out in the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy) to develop a long-term vision for rural areas by 2040. This approach consisted of: (i)...
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The main aim of this paper is to demonstrate that clusters can support the sustainable development of rural areas through the creation of shared value. This is done via the close examination of six different cases of rural clusters in Greece, Italy, Germany, Poland, Denmark, and Sweden. Qualitative as well as quantitative data were taken from the c...
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Forests in the Kashmir valley attract hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. This study uses a trip generation function to analyse the perceptions of a random sample of 200 visitors to four famous forest sites: Dodhpathri, Thajiwas, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg. Forest-specific attributes and ecological/scenic concerns attract tourists, mostly from K...
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The growing awareness of the negative impact of agriculture on the natural environment creates social expec- tation towards the reduction of this impact through the pro-environmental activities of farmers. Agri- environmental programmes are one of the key instruments of EU agricultural policy aimed at encouraging farmers to do so. Due to their volu...
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Building new value chains, through the valorization of biomass components for the development of innovative bio‐based products (BBPs) aimed at specific market sectors, will accelerate the transition from traditional production technologies to the concept of biorefineries. Recent studies aimed at mapping the most relevant innovations undergoing in t...
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The provision of public goods by agriculture and forestry has taken increasing importance in the policy debate. The objective of this editorial is to set the scene for the special issue, to provide a summary of the main messages from the papers therein, highlight the most relevant lessons learnt for policy and generate insights for future research....
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The role of culture in connection with the development of food and bioeconomy issues has gained growing importance in recent years. In this editorial we provide background information on the three key topics addressed by the papers published in this special issue: cultural ecosystem services, cultural issues in the organisation of food chains, cult...
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As the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector has begun to manifest itself in its severity, adaptation planning has come under scrutiny for favoring the preservation of status-quo conditions over more substantial changes. The uptake of transformational adaptations, involving a significant re-structuring of the agricultural system, is h...
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The concept of circularity has become key for the bioeconomy. The objective of this chapter is to discuss the concept of the optimal level of circularity, how it can evolve over time and how it can be operationally used in decision-making about the bioeconomy. In the background of the current literature on circular bioeconomy, we first illustrate t...
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The objective of this paper is to provide a review of recent economic literature related to the Bioeconomy, in particular aimed at identifying relevant pathways for future research in this field. The paper is organised in four main parts. First, we illustrate the economic role of the Bioeconomy and its key statistics in the EU. Second we review eco...
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The aim of this paper is to assess the welfare effects of food price changes on urban households’ poverty and vulnerability. This is achieved by using Hicksian price Compensating Variation (CV) and compensated price elasticities, based on Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System (QAIDS). The study includes in total eight food groups (cereals, meats, da...
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Several studies address the topic of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) adoption in irrigated agriculture. Many of these studies testify on the growing importance of ICT in influencing the evolution of the sector, especially by bringing down information barriers. While the potentialities of such technologies are widely investigated an...
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This paper analyses the performance of a multi-attribute auction for securing agri-environmental outcomes and cost-effective agri-environmental payments (AEPs). We set up a discriminatory price auction model in which farmers make an offer based on two attributes (i.e. the AEP and a proxy of environmental outcome). We provide a numerical simulation...
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Researchers and policymakers seek a better understanding of the social demand for agri-environmental public goods (PGs), that, being nonmarket goods, are usually valuated by means of stated preference methods by eliciting people's willingness to pay (WTP). In actual policy design, benefit transfer (BT) is often preferred to novel surveys which are...
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Water pricing policy for irrigated agriculture is considered as a key issue in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) implementation. The main obstacle is that a large part of the water used in agriculture is unmetered. The objective of this study is to assess the Water Authorities (WA)'s choices between different options of incentive pricing policies...
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There is a growing scientific interest and public debate on the potential contributions that Local Food Systems (LFS) and Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) can make towards overcoming sustainability challenges and creating societal impact. In the case of Turkey, where local agricultural systems are particularly vulnerable, lacking of resilience and...
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The organization of the agri-food sector is dominated by hybrid forms of interaction among independent firms. To explain the participation in this form of arrangements, the bulk of the literature has focused on firm-level characteristics. In this paper, we assess the role that the territorial dimension, in terms of social capital and geographical r...
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The term food community networks (FCNs) has been introduced to define a governance structure where consumers and producers integrate their functions to promote socially just, environmentally conscious, and healthier ways of food provisioning for communities. We use the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to explore how consumers’ behavioral intentions...
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Reservoirs are increasingly deemed to be important given their potential control of water availability across seasons, from wet to dry seasons, especially given the concerns on the effect of climate change. In this paper, we assess the potential scope for policy intervention on the construction of irrigation reservoirs and its design, focusing on t...
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The bioeconomy is recognised as a major area of development of current economies. Though defined in different ways and focusing on different sectors depending on countries and areas of the world, a key qualifying feature of the bioeconomy is the sustainable use of biological resources building on a wide range of modern technologies. Biotechnology i...
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This study develops a methodology to assess the comparative advantages of new methods to plan irrigation with respect to prevailing existing irrigation practices. The methodology consists of a comparative cost-benefit analysis based on the Value of Information approach that makes it possible to analyse whether an improvement in the information avai...
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An increasing number of papers analyse the inclusion of collective/spatial conditionality constraints in agricultural policies dealing with natural resource management. In this article we theoretically assess the conditions in which employing collective conditionality constraints linked to incentives better reach the social preferences on PG provis...
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Water recycling is becoming progressively more important as the need for Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) is increasing to ensure a transition towards a more sustainable use for water. Perceptions and public acceptance of water reuse are recognised as paramount factors for the successful introduction of wastewater reuse projects, regardless...
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A large share of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is allocated to agri-environmental schemes (AESs), whose goal is to foster the provision of a wide range of environmental public goods. Despite this effort, little is known on the actual environmental and economic impact of the AESs, due to the non-experimental conditions of the assessment exerc...
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The 'bioeconomy' is the idea of an economy based on the sustainable exploitation of biological resources. Within this concept, there is increasing emphasis on issues such as climate change, depletion of natural resources and growing world food needs. The bioeconomy builds on the recognition of advances in technology, particularly in the life scienc...
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The aim of this present Deliverable 1.1 (D1.1) is to lay the foundation for the development of a framework for farm typologies, which takes into account existing typologies and existing nomenclature (e.g. low-input, organic, extensive, high nature value farming, conservation agriculture, agroecological, etc.) when considering in particular the degr...
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Numerous Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) applications have been developed in irrigated agriculture. While there are studies focusing on ICTs impacts at the farm level, no research deals with this issue at the Water Authority (WA) level where ICTs can support strategic decisions on land and water allocation. The present study aims...
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Even if characterised as dynamic and highly innovative, European apple and pear farmers have experienced serious structural challenges in the last decade with respect to the marketing of their produce. Stressors such as the consistent oversupply of apples and the globalisation of the apple and pear markets have affected these farmers, as did the Ru...
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An ecosystem is defined as an area, place or environment where organisms interact with the physical and chemical environment. Ecosystems provide a variety of benefits to people that are divided into market and non-market ecosystem goods or ecosystem services (ES) and classified in multiple ways. A wide range of methodologies is available to value c...
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This chapter aims to review and summarize potentials and limitations of the use of the Analytic Network Process in the context of the evaluation of public goods provision from agricultural systems. The chapter provides a description and a step-by-step explanation of the method, and presents insights from three recent papers using the Analytic Netwo...
Technical Report
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This study was performed for the EC-DG RTD under the framework of the BIOSPRI tender "Study on support to R&I policy in the area of bio-based products (BBPs) and services", implemented by the University of Bologna (Italy) and the Fraunhofer ISI (Germany) as part of a consortium led by COWI A/S. The study mapped the most relevant value chains curren...
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en With the growing importance of science and innovation for farming, the scope for summary monetary estimates of the impact of agricultural research on productivity suggests internal rates of return of between 7 and 15 per cent, and time lags in maximum impact of around nine years. However, the extent to which the transmission process can be regar...
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The objective of this study is to test a methodology for the classification of areas according to the provision of ecosystem services and for the evaluation of the effects of different agricultural policy scenarios. The evaluation focuses on the different categories of Ecosystem Services (ES) and applies a set of indicators available from secondary...
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Agricultural landscapes affect regional development and competitiveness in a way far beyond the production of agricultural commodities. However, comprehensive assessments of the relevant cause-effects between agricultural landscape and regional competitiveness are complex and they require a range of ecological, economic and social aspects to be con...
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Agricultural policymakers are increasingly interested in the role of collective action to improve the effectiveness of natural resource management in rural areas. Analyses of socio-ecological systems highlight how distribution of benefits/cost is crucial for the success of cooperation among actors and hence it seems an element to take into account...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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This book explores the development of the bioeconomy across the world from an economic and policy perspective, as well as identifying potential future pathways and issues. It uses a broad definition, covering all sectors using biological resources except health. The book's chapters can be broadly grouped into four main parts. The first part (chapte...
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The present study explores the value generated by the use of information to rationalize the use of water resources in agriculture. The study introduces the value of information concept in the field of irrigation developing a theoretical assessment framework to evaluate whether the introduction of “Precision Irrigation” (PI) practices can improve ex...
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Most of the irrigated agricultural regions in Europe are supplied by surface irrigation networks managed by local water authorities (WAs). Under such conditions,WAs are not able to fully monitor water usage and farmers have an information advantage vis-a-vis theWA. This results in the water authority suffering 'pricing failure' if it decides to app...
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The efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the European Agri-Environmental Measures (AEMs) depends on policy design variables, spatial targeting and participant selection process. This paper develops an optimisation model jointly aimed at optimal AEMs targeting and payment setting. The model tests the potential integration of spatial information into...
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This work addresses the challenge of integrating different farm data sources by exploiting all the information the researchers already have. Instead of making a new survey (hence reducing costs and time), information from different sources already at disposal can be integrated, building a new complete and homogeneous dataset, which can be used for...
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This paper presents a compared approach to the valuation of public goods generated by agriculture and forestry in the hill and mountain areas of the Emilia-Romagna region. Indeed, applying both a Choice Experiment and a Contingent Valuation Method to a professional agency’s panel data of more than 1000 respondents, the present work aims at estimati...
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Agri-environmental policies and planning influence agricultural landscape management, and thus the capacity to deliver landscape services and to contribute to rural viability. Numerous models and frameworks have been developed to improve comprehension of the mechanisms and interrelationships between policies, landscape and socio-economic values and...