Stefano Corsi

Stefano Corsi
University of Milan | UNIMI · Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods DEMM

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We use data from Wine Spectator on 266,301 bottles from 12 countries sold in the United States to investigate the link between the score awarded by the guide and the price charged. The link between quality and price is positive, in line with the literature. In a deeper inspection, however, hedonic regressions show that the price premium attached to...
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A search of the term biostimulants on the most renowned scientific online databases such as Web of Science results in more than one thousand documents. Although some reviews have been previously published, there is no unified and comprehensive bibliometric review of the scientific literature related to biostimulants. This study examines the scienti...
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Smallholder farmers are crucial actors for rural development in Africa. Their participation in global agro-food chains assures a source of revenues and agricultural development. Nevertheless, their position is still marginal. Moreover, there is a lack of data about the participation of smallholder farmers in African supply chains. The paper aims to...
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Viticulture is gradually shifting to more sustainable production systems and a fair number of studies aim at assessing the environmental impacts of different technologies and techniques adopted in the wine production through the Life Cycle Assessment approach. The main environmental issues identified are on water, soil and energy use, management of...
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Packaging is an important economic component of the wine industry. However, while glass bottles are the leading wine container globally, their production and handling entail severe problems in increased carbon footprint impact and waste and logistic management. As a result, the wine packaging industry has developed and commercialised several altern...
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The main objective of this research was to provide an exploratory analysis of the Fairtrade producer organisations’ network, focusing mainly on the revenues that certified organisations derive from their participation in Fairtrade. Using descriptive statistics and regression techniques, we analysed the Fairtrade affiliated organisations from the co...
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The objective of this book has been to examine the possibilities of implementing smart development policies in rural areas. Our results show that the smart development policies implemented by the EU are not well-suited to all types of geographic areas. They are effective in urban regions or in intermediary territories-that is to say, those that com...
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Over the last years, the trust of consumers in the quality and sustainability of the food system has weakened due to the disconnection between producers and consumers. Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) and Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs), born out of the perceived loss of trust in the globalized food system, are trying to shorten the gap between fa...
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The purpose of this book, produced in the framework of the TASTE project , is to provide clear answers to two major questions: a) Is there a possible smart development policy for European rural areas? b) Which type of smart development solution (agriculture, business/industry, peri-urbanization, tourism/leisure …) should be selected in view of regi...
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Today, the question of rural-urban peripheries and their place in development processes is being raised all over the world. Once overlooked as areas of secondary significance and places that don’t matter in comparison with cities - with their smart development peripheral areas and regions are now emerging and are having their revenge by causing a s...
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Since its foundation, Fairtrade certification has successfully entered the mainstream market in most developed countries, and certified products can be found on the shelves of the most famous retailers. However, using labels to inform consumers about the ethical sustainability of products does not imply that they will actually read or use them at t...
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Diversification in agriculture could ensure the survival of farming by broadening the income base of farms and encouraging agricultural sustainability. The diversification of on‐farm activities may depend on socioeconomic and environmental characteristics. Although multifunctionality is a hotly debated topic, few papers have focused on the farm cha...
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Purpose Consumers' concerns about the environmental impacts of food production have been increasing over the last years, and several certification systems for environment-friendly food products have been created. This research investigates wine consumers' preferences for a certification that guarantees the use of agricultural practices that better...
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In recent years consumers’concerns regarding the environmental impact of food production has significantly increased, also due to foodsustainability, food safety and food security issues. A number of certification systems for environmental-friendly products have been created e.g.water-saving labels and fishery sustainable labels. Among various envi...
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Over the last decades global sugar production and consumption have grown and the forecasts predict further increases in the coming years. Today 80% of the sugar in the world is produced from sugar cane, while only 20% is produced from sugar beet. Sugar cane production is mainly limited to tropical or sub-tropical areas, which production has always...
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Scaling up supply chains in the interest of cost-effectiveness has led to an increasing disconnection between producers and consumers in today’s globalised food system. This paper assesses the agricultural and territorial drivers that influence the development of Alternative Food Networks (AFNs), where consumers and producers act together, by imple...
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The debate on urban resilience and metabolism has directed increasing attention to the ecological footprint of food consumption, self-sufficiency as a means of food security, and regionalisation of food systems for shortening supply chains. Recently, metropolitan regions have proposed food policies that aim to foster local food systems connected to...
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Since its foundation, the Fairtrade movement has attracted the attention of consumers, practitioners, media and scholars. Discussing the role that Fairtrade can play on a global yet locally rooted scale is very complex, as research reports contrasting results about its usefulness and effectiveness. This study examines scientific research on Fairtra...
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Cities around the world face new challenges of food security, and are developing urban food policies. Their objective is to integrate hunger problems with the aims of a food system based on environmental, economic and social sustainability. In this study a comparative analysis of the urban food policies’ actions is conducted, as envisaged in cities...
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Urban gardening is not a new phenomenon but it has received considerably more practical and academic interest in recent years. Studies on economic aspects such as crop yields, inputs and outputs of production, productivity, gross margins and the contribution to home economics are rare, especially in Europe. While urban gardening plays an important...
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In the last years the number and the magnitude of the oppositions to new public (and private) works have increased all over the World, but the reasons of the op-position are difficult to identify. There are several international examples of conflicts originating from environ-mental oppositions as the mobilization in Istanbul in defense of Gezi park...
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Public School Food Procurements (PSFPs) are recognized as drivers of food and nutrition security. In the last decade, researchers and institutions have focused on designing sustainable school food procurements that include organic food. This study examines the public food procurement system in 524 of the 1554 municipalities of Lombardy in Northern...
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A spatial econometric model of German and Italian farmland prices is estimated to identify the determinants of farmland prices. It explicitly takes spatial dependencies among neighbouring areas into account, not only in form of spatially lagged farmland prices (spatial lag model) but also in form of spatially lagged explanatory variables (spatial D...
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Composite indicators have been analyzed by several scholars, especially with the aim of defining standardization and aggregation rules consistent to the multidimensional theoretical framework underlying these kind of measures and adequate to the difficulty of comparing data of different nature. Starting from a broadly shared methodology, set up by...
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In recent decades, the increasing growth rate of the African cashew business has involved a large number of corporate actors such as global retailers, processors and exporters in cashew supply networks. The increasing role of agro-food supply chains enables African countries to enhance their position in global markets and to sustain local developme...
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The paper deals with the drivers influencing smallholder farmers’ access to local markets in developing countries, assuming that collective actions along with food security and land tenure are related and interconnected aspects that could facilitate market access. Data were collected in 26 Chadian villages in the Sila region; 98 questionnaires were...
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The paper moves from the awareness that today the African continent is experiencing significant problems in terms of poverty and food security, as for the availability and affordability of food. The main causes of poverty are harmful economic systems, conflicts, and environmental factors such as drought and climate change, and population growth. Be...
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In periurban areas, the phenomenon of land use change is particularly intense, and it involves both natural and agricultural areas. Agricultural areas have various functions, including environmental, cultural and recreational. One of the nonproductive functions of agricultural areas is the role of agriculture in land use control. This paper analyze...
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In recent decades, the role of farmers' associations in developing countries has been increasing due to a number of pro- jects promoted by local and international governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations. This paper analyses the effectiveness of collective action in enhancing farmers' market performances in terms of producti...
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In the wider debate on urban resilience and metabolism, food-related aspects have gained increasing importance. At the same time, urban agro-food systems in city regions are facing major challenges with regard to often limited domestic supplies, resource-intensive producer-consumer relationships, and the competition for low-price products via globa...
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The assessment of sustainability of agro-food systems is based on different and several tools. However, economic and policy implications of structural changes, such as land use change, and other modifications, for instance a different orientation or farming technique, could be mainly determined through scenario analysis. Especially in metropolitan...
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The presence of and proximity to water influences human settlement decisions, because water has been able to characterize the environment and affect human health since prehistoric times. Many scholars have studied the effects of environmental amenities on the real estate market; however, only a few of them have explored the effects of water. This s...
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Urban gardening (UG) as a component of urban agriculture (UA) has reached popularity during the last decades. This growing interest depends on several factors including the different functions that have been attributed to UG over the years, operating from the economic to the social, health and cultural levels. While multifunctionality of UG is well...
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The interactions between economic activities and environmental quality is a field of research deeply explored since the second half of last century due to a growing public awareness about negative impacts of human actions on landscape. As shown by the large number of local communities' oppositions to the development of waste disposals, energy techn...
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A method was developed and applied to evaluate the impacts of food production for improving institutional catering in Lombardy (northern Italy) and to outline possible improved scenarios. The research takes into account different crop managements (i.e. organic agriculture and adoption of local products) and different dietary choices able to guarant...
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The Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions (FOODMETRES) project strives to assess the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of food chains, with regard to the spatial, logistical, and resource dimensions of growing food as well as the questions of food safety and quality as key assets for food planning and governance. R...
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FOODMETRES has combined quantitative and qualitative methods and engaged with a variety of actors in metropolitan regions including food producers, civic food organisations, and government bodies. FOODMETRES defines metropolitan regions in the context of the land use impacts of cities on their surrounding areas. It hence considers phenomena such as...
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There are many studies that address the topic of metropolitan contexts at various levels and in various sectors. They provide different approaches to define these contexts. Even so, they agree on considering metropolitan areas as a set of less densely populated areas that revolve around a more urbanised context. While most studies deal with spatial...
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Since its introduction, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process has been subject to both critiques and adjustments with the aim of addressing the main issues emerging from its wide implementation. In this regard, one of the most active debates has focused on the weight allocated to the analysis of the social impacts of project implementat...
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FOODMETRES aims to describe, analyse and facilitate the development of short food supply chain (SFSC) innovations in metropolitan regions, including their rural, urban and periurban areas. The research carried out in this project covers questions of food production, processing and logistics; its focus is sustainable and resource-efficient soluti...
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Food chains considered to be sustainable are chains that produce food closer to the city, reduce the number of steps in the chain and use natural resources more efficiently. In the FOODMETRES project (see previous article), case studies were undertaken for six metropolitan regions – London, Rotterdam, Berlin, Milan, Ljubljana, and Nairobi – to show...
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Feeding the city is an issue of increasing importance because of the inadequate production capabilities of urban and peri-urban agri-food systems. In fact, urban areas are becoming more densely populated, and their impact in environmental, economic and social terms is becoming increasingly important, particularly in metropolitan contexts. For this...
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Starting from the spatial analysis of territorial vulnerability and local conflicts against the infrastructure development, the paper focuses on the potential benefit of ESIA in order to achieve an integrated assessment of environmental, economic and social impacts within the decisional process and to minimize the level of social conflicts. With th...
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Cashew is a tropical tree native to South America. Cashew was introduced in Asia and Africa by European explorers in the sixteenth century. The world production of cashew raw nuts reached 4.27 million tons in 2011. Vietnam is the top producer of raw nuts, and India is the first processor and exporter of processed nuts. The cashew market is expected...
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Metropolitan areas are characterized by the coexistence of a urban core insisting on natural resources of surrounding rural areas, strictly linked to the former. Inevitably, increasing urbanization and its consequences affect the model of urban development, which then needs to deal with the challenge of sustainability, also aiming to reduce pressur...
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In recent years globalization and the economic crisis have been pressing the agricultural sector, driving farmers to adopt new tools in order to deal with the challenges put in place by a globalized market and by the actions of agricultural policies. In this sense, the Italian legislation allows them joining in organized superstructures which, refe...
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Participation in planning has become progressively important in territory management. As regards Territorial Planning, farmers are among the main stakeholders. In fact multifunctionality of agriculture admits a new role to primary sector. In particular the management of open areas is particularly strategic in peri-urban areas, where competition for...
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CO2 emission credits and C-sequestration are measures which are largely applied to limit the rising concentration of CO2 in earth atmosphere. In this context an increasing role is played by conservation agriculture (CA). The paper aims to present the policies pursued in Lombardy and to calculate, with the soil CN-cycle model ARMOSA, the potential o...
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In the recent years, urbanization has cleared vast agricultural areas, particularly in peri-urban zone. In a recent law proposal the Italian Government proposes the valorization of agricultural areas through the control of buildable agricultural land, according to Regions and Municipalities. Assuming that some factors of pressure in peri-urban area...
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In the past few years, urban growth has affected vast agricultural areas, especially in some European regions (EEA, 2006). In peri-urban areas, land consumption is particularly intense, exposing agriculture to the risk of land loss. Assuming the action of different factors, both exogenous and endogenous, on the agricultural system, the potential ri...
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The main purpose of this paper is to analyze and compare the current local tax on real estate and the future and assessing criticality. The tax base is calculated by applying calculation methods that differ depending on the type of property you must tax. For buildings used for residential, the tax base is calculated on the basis of the cadastral in...
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Crop lands hold a large carbon pool which could lead to accelerated emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere if improper management is assumed. The organic matter in soil constitutes a basic component of any terrestrial ecosystem, being structurally and functionally integrated into fundamental ecosystem processes. Conservation agriculture im...
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In Lombardy, the recent Agricultural Census shows a reduction in number of farms and in agricultural area, and also an increase in the average size of farms. The paper analyzes the relationship between the change in farm size and the use of production factors. The focus has been posed on the farms that have made investments related to a specific me...
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Il mercato fondiario è uno dei temi tradizionali dell'estimo che da sempre ha coin-volto i maggiori esponenti della scuola estimativa italiana. A partire dagli anni '80 lo studio del mercato fondiario sembra aver progressivamente perso l'interesse presso la maggior parte degli estimatori. In parte questo abbandono è legato alla sempre più contenuta...
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1. Premessa La politica di sviluppo rurale costituisce una delle priorità dell'Unione Europea e accompagna e integra le politiche comunitarie di sostegno ai prezzi e ai mercati al fine di tutelare, promuovere e innovare il settore agricolo e in senso più ampio tutto il contesto rurale inteso come sistema integrato delle componenti azienda, filiera...
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The research analyses the Sicilian Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) olive oils chain in the contest of Sicilian rural development and as an instrument aimed to add value to agricultural production. Olive oil is a characteristic product of Southern Italian and Mediterranean agriculture and one of the main agro-food production of some Southern I...

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