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"Feeding the Planet and Greening Agriculture: Challenges and opportunities for the bio-economy"
Alghero (SS)

Conference Schedule
The pre-conference will be held on June 25th, 2014 starting at 3 p.m.
The Third AIEAA Conference will start at 9.00 AM on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 and will end by 1.00 PM on Friday June 27th, 2014.

Program Committee
Filippo Arfini (University of Parma, Italy, Chair)
Luciano Gutierrez (University of Sassari, Italy)
Ornella Wanda Maietta (University of Naples, Italy)
Giuseppe Nocella (University of Reading, UK)
Alessandro Olper (University of Milan, Italy)
Claudio Soregaroli (Catholic University “Sacro Cuore”, Piacenza, Italy)
Giacomo Zanni (University of Ferrara, Italy)

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Environment, energy, health, food safety and food security are among the most important nowadays issues linked with the challenge of a sustainable development of the so called bio-economy. Agriculture is a core sector of the bio-economy but the latter includes other important industries producing and/or exploiting natural resources, such as forestry, marine activities or several bio-based manufacturing industries. The challenge of a sustainable development of the overall bio-economy claims for a careful analysis of the interdependencies between the bio-based industries as well as of their relationships with natural resources. There is also the need to improve the knowledge about the generation, diffusion and impact of innovation patterns consistent with asustainable development of the bio-economy. Finally, it is crucial to develop analytical frameworks aiming at improving the design of appropriate policies to overcome potential market failures in the bio-economy and to assess their impact from a global perspective. Economic and policy issues dealing with climate change, land use for energy purposes, research and innovations in the bio-economy, technology options for developed and developing countries, the sustainable use of natural resources are the main themes of the first Conference of the AIEAA. AIEAA welcomes the submission of contributions on the topics above. However, the submission of contributions on all agricultural and applied economics topics is encouraged as well.

AIEAA welcomes the submission of Contributed PapersOrganized Sessions and Posters. More information can be found in the first call for papers. Important deadline: Please note that the deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to February 7th, 2014.

Please note that the deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to February 7th, 2014.

It is now possible to submit an abstract for the Conference through the Conference management platform If you don't have a user account, please click on "Create account and submit a contribution" and follow the instructions. Please note that the deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to February 7th, 2014.

Please note that the deadline for uploading the contributions has been postponed to May 30th, 2014.

Please find in the attached file all the needed information to reach the venue of the 3rd AIEAA Conference and to book hotel rooms.

It is now possible to register for the Conference through the Conference management platform

If you don't have a user account, please click on "Create account and register for conference" and follow the instructions. If you already have a user account, please enter with your username and password, select “Register as Participant” and follow the instructions.

The deadline for authors' registration is May 23rd, 2014

Since the summer season in Sardinia is approaching, we kindly ask you to respect this deadline to allow Local Organizing Committee to manage in time all the organizational issues.

Registration fees:
Regular member: 130 Euro (80 € if already member in 2014) 
Reduced member (Ph.D. students; Postdoc): 50 Euro (30 € if already member in 2014) 
Donor member: 180 Euro (80 € if already member in 2014)

Download the General Programme of the 2014 AIEAA Conference.

Download the Detailed Programme of the 2014 AIEAA Conference.

Papers can be downloaded from the AgEconSearch web site at


Pre-conference session:

Scientific concept for an integrated analysis of desertification
Norbert Jungers

Combining modeling and stakeholder involvement to build community adaptive responses to climate change
Pier Paolo Roggero

Land degradation through the lens of climate change adaptation and mitigation: new impetus for dealing with an old problem?
Leslie Lipper

Plenary session 1

Biotechnologies and food production
Justus Wesseler

The European agricultural and agro-environmental policies: economic methods for impact assessment
Paolo Sckokai

Contributed Session 1A:

Farmers' Climate Change Risk Perceptions: an Application of the Exchangeability Method
Menapace L., Colson G., Raffaelli R. 

Analysing the Economy-wide Impact of the Supply Chains Activated by a new Biomass Power Plant. The case of cardoon in Sardinia
Bonfiglio A., Esposti R.

Contribution of European Countries’ crop system to environmental impact: an Ecological Footprint Analysis
Passeri N., Blasi E., Franco S.

The evolution of agricultural GHG emissions in Italy and the role of the CAP: A farmlevel assessment
Coderoni S., Esposti R.

Contributed Session 1B

Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Income through Farmer Training Centers: an Impact Evaluation in Haramaya District Ethiopia
Wordofa M.G., Sassi M.

Technology adoption and the multiple dimensions of food security: the case of maize in Tanzania
Magrini E., Vigani M.

Structures and Dynamics of Transnational Cooperation Networks: Evidence based on Local Action Groups in the Veneto Region
Pisani E., Burighel L.

Do Farming Rural Households Benefit from High Food Prices? Panel Evidence from Rural Households in Ethiopia
Tefera Uregia N., Demeke Desta M., Shahidur R., Kayitakire F.

Contributed Session 1C 

Alternative subsidy scenarios for different agricultural practices: A sustainability assessment using fuzzy multi-criteria analysis
Ragona M., Albertazzi S., Nicolli F., Mazzanti M., Montini A., Vitali G., Canavari M.

Governance of Ecosystem Services: insights from Life+ Making Good Natura project
Marino D., Gaglioppa P., Schirpke U., Guadagno R., Marucci A., Palmieri M., Pellegrino D., Gusmerotti N.

Assessment of sustainable production in rural areas
Chatzinikolaou P., Manos B., Kiomourtzi F.

Contributed Session 1D

The Impact of the 2005 CAP First Pillar Reform as a Multivalued Treatment Effect. Alternative Estimation Approaches
Esposti R.

One Policy, Many Policies: the Spatial Allocation of First and Second Pillar CAP Expenditure
Camaioni B., Esposti R., Pagliacci F., Sotte F. 

Sustainability of greening measures by Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020 in new climate scenarios in a Mediterranean area
Cortignani R., Dono G.

CAP towards 2020: effects of the new reform in Italy
Solazzo R., Donati M., Arfini F.

Contributed Session 1E

The Impact of Commodity Derivatives in Agricultural Futures Markets
Zuppiroli M., Donati M., Verga G., Riani M. 

Demand for the Food Diversity in Central and Eastern European Countries: an Evidence from Slovakia
Cupak A., Pokrivcak J., Rizov M. 

Investigating the Impact of Private Labels on National Brand Prices in the Italian Yogurt Market
Castellari E., Moro D., Platoni S., Sckokai P. 

A Multi-Region Approach to Assessing Fiscal and Farm Level Consequences of Government Support for Farm Risk Management 
Cooper J. C., Delbecq B.

Organized Session 1

Assessing the influence of landscape services on socioeconomic benefits: evidences from an Analytic Network Process approach in Austria, Italy and Spain
Villanueva A.J., Targetti S., Arriaza M., Kantelhardt J., Rodríguez-Entrena M., Schaller L.L., Bossi-Fedrigotti V., Viaggi D. 

Variance and commonalities of people’s landscape preferences: a comparative study between Dutch and Eastern-German agricultural landscape
van Zante B., Zasada I., Koetse M.J., Ungaro F., Haefner K., Piorr A., Verburg P. H., 

A flexible ecosystem service mapping approach to support multiple level governance of joint landscape services provision
Ungaro F., Piorr A., Zasada I. 

Drivers of changes in Mediterranean extensive livestock systems: a microeconometric analysis of a Corsican area
Delattre L., Guéniot F., Leonelli L., Mouléry M., Napoléone C., Paoli J.C., Santucci P.M. 

Analysis of Individual Value of Landscape Attributes for Wine and Rose Producing Farmers
Nikolov D., Radev T., Borisov P., Giray F.H., Bal T., Ormeci K.Ç. 

Analysis of relations between landscape perception and ecosystem service uses: a case study in area of the Po delta (Northern Italy)
Galimberti G., Raggi M., Viaggi D.

Contributed Session 2A (Auditorium)

Are EU Rural Areas still Lagging behind Urban Areas? An Analysis through Fuzzy Logic
Pagliacci F.  

A Spatial Analysis to Evaluate the Farm’s Structure the and the Geography of Rural Areasas: The Case Study of Mugello Area
Landi C., Fastelli L., Rovai M., Andreoli M. 

Trust in LEADER Approach: the case study of the Veneto Region in Italy
Pisani E., Franceschetti G., Secco L., Da Re R.

Contributed Session 2B (Nettuno):

Testing for household resilience to food insecurity: evidence from Nicaragua
Ciani F., Romano D.

Political Reforms and Food Security
Pieters H., Curzi D., Olper A., Swinnen J.

Regional Disparity of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity in China
Barone B., Peng B., Brasili C.

Contributed Session 2C (Anghelo Ruiu):

Evaluating agri-environmental schemes. The case of Tuscany 
Campus D. 

The effects of greening on specialised arable farms in Italy
Cimino O., Henke R., Vanni F.

Incorporating Risk in a Positive Mathematical Programming Framework: a Dual Approach
Arata L., Donati M., Sckokai P., Arfini F. 

Contingent allocation of scarce irrigation water: a review of auction mechanism
Vollaro M., Raggi M., Viaggi D.

Contributed Session 2D (Palmavera):

Spatial panel models for the analysis of land prices
Saguatti A., Erickson K., Gutierrez L.

The Capitalization of Fixed Per Hectare Payments into Land Rental Prices: A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Regions in EU
Guastella G., Moro D., Sckokai P., Veneziani M. 

Effects of 2013 CAP reform on land market: Regionalized farm payments and changes in farmers’ intended behaviour
Puddu M., Bartolini F., Raggi M., Viaggi D. 

Evaluation of Risk in farm planning: a case study
Rosa F., Fracasso G.M.

Contributed Session 2E (Room C):

The Value of Different Quality Clues in the Wine Market. A Comparison across Italian Regions
Cacchiarelli L., Carbone A., Esti M., Laureti T., Sorrentino A. 

Domestic Food Purchase Bias: A Cross-Country Case Study in Italy, Serbia and Germany
Bosbach M., Maietta O. W., Marquardt M.A.H. 

Investigating Italian Consumers at Risk of Poverty, a Preliminary Study
Bertazzoli A., Rivaroli S., Ruggeri A., Samoggia A., Arvola A., Tuusjärvi. E.

Organized Session 2A (Room A)

Bio-refineries in Sardinia and southern Italy: a realistic and sustainable assumption 
Ghisolfi  G.

Planning and contracting sorghum cultivation for bio-fuels production: a study on Emilia Romagna
Arfini F., Donati M., Zezza A. 

Bio-economy and Local Authority. Tasks in Economic Development 
Borghetto  F.

Bio-economy and Integrated Production Systems. The Role of the Public Institutions 
Falchi E.

Organized Session 2B (Room B):

Evaluation of Risk in farm planning: a case study
Rovai M., Bartolini F., Brunori G., Fastelli L. 

Agricultural landscape as a driver of regional competitiveness - The role of stakeholder networks in landscape valorisation 
Schaller L., Ehmeier V., Kapfer M., Kantelhardt J. 

Livestock activities as source of ecosystem services. A tool to enhance the estimation of Agri-Environment-Climate payments in Trentino Rural Development Program 2014-2020
La Notte A., Molfetta P., Molignoni R., Cesaro L., Marongiu S., Scolozzi R. 

The voluntary market of carbon credits in Italy 
Maluccio S, Marandola D., Marongiu S., Romano R., Brotto L., Perugini L.

Landscape scale re-bound effects of policy on local actors’ interactions: an agent based model approach
Zavalloni M., Targetti S., Viaggi D., Raggi M. 

Using BBN to evaluate the influence of landscape on the creation of second-order effects: the case of agritourism in Northern Italy
Manrique R., Viaggi D., Raggi M.

Plenary Session 2:

How to feed the world in 2050? C How to feed the world in 2050? Challenges for hallenges for production, resources and malnutrition
Josef Schmidhuber

Climate change and bio-economy implications 
Francesco Bosello

Contributed Session 3A (Auditorium):

Carbon credits from Italian olive groves: pros and cons of a possible Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme
Coderoni S., Longhitano D., Vinci A.

Farmer’s motivation to adopt sustainable agricultural measures 
Donati M., Fioravanzi M.. Menozzi D.  

Assessing the awareness of climate change as a factor of adaptation in the agricultural sector 
Dono G., Cortignani R., Doro L., Pasqui M., Roggero P.P. 

Environmental and Economic Analysis of Production Processes on the Farm Level 
Gorgitano M.T., Passeri N., Torquati B., Venanzi  S.

Contributed Session 3B (Nettuno):

How environmental values and beliefs drive the attitude of consumers towards sustainable labeled wine in Italy
Sogari G., Menozzi D., Mora C., Corbo C., Macconi M. 

Subjective probabilities scientific information and food choices: a test of scenario adjustment in choice experiments
Cerroni S., Notaro S., Raffaelli R., Douglass Shaw W. 

Are Consumers Over-protected? A World Picture of Regulations on pesticide MRL in fruits and vegetables
Carrere M., Demaria F., Drogué S. 

An addendum to: A Meta-Analysis of Hypothetical Bias in Stated Preference Valuation
Stefani G., Scarpa R., Lombardi G.V.

Contributed Session 3C (Anghelo Ruiu):

Climate Change, Agriculture and Trade Liberalization: A Dynamic CGE Analysis for Turkey
Dudu H., Cakmak E.H. 

Agricultural trade policy distortions and food security: Is there a causal relationship?
Magrini E., Montalbano P., Nenci S., Salvatici V 

Estimating Food Quality from Trade Data: An Empirical Assessment
Curzi D., Pacca L.

Food Security, Health and Trade Liberalization
Olper A., Curzi D., Bedin E., Swinnen J.

Contributed Session 3D (Palmavera):

Are Consumers Over-protected? A World Picture of Regulations on pesticide MRL in fruits and vegetables
Marconi V., Raggi M., Viaggi D., Lefebvre M., Gomez-Y-Paloma S. 

Are Consumers Over-protected? A World Picture of Regulations on pesticide MRL in fruits and vegetables
Salvioni C., Agovino M.

Alternative Food Networks in Piedmont: determinants of on-farm and off-farm direct sales by farmers
Corsi A., Novelli S., Pettenati  G. 

The taxation of farm income in Italy. Evidences from the EU-SILC database
Tantari A., Severini S., Rocchi V.

Contributed Session 3E (Room B):

The Roles of Research at Universities and Public Labs in Innovation Systems: a Perspective from the Italian Faculties of Agriculture
Maietta O.W. 

To use or not to use protected geographical indications? An analysis of firms’ strategic behavior in Tuscany
Belletti G., Marescotti A., Brazzini  A. 

Determinants of Innovation: an overview of European agri-food SMEs
Minarelli F., Raggi M., Viaggi D.

Rethinking rural development approaches and their relations with agricultural and agro-food production
Mantino F.

Contributed Session 3F (Room C):

The Value of Different Quality Clues in the Wine Market. A Comparison across Italian Regions
Cacchiarelli L., Sorrentino A.

"Non-Gm” Labels and Poultry Industry Governance: Insights from Competing Theories
Ghozzi H., Boccaletti S., Sauvée L., Soregaroli C. 

Trade Liberalization and Food Retail Structure: The Italian Case 
Bonanno A., Castellari E., Sckokai P.

Sustainability of local versus global bread supply chains: a literature review
Gava O., Bartolini F., Brunori G., Galli V.

Organized Session 3 (Room A):

Better data for better agricultural policies: Emerging issues, opportunities, and outstanding challenges
Carletto G. 

The Intensification of Farming System: Evidence from Sub Saharan Africa
Binswanger H., Savastano S.

Farm-level pathways to improved nutritional status
Zezza A., Carletto , Davis B., Ruel M., Winters  P.

Income diversification patterns in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Reassessing the evidence
Davis B., di Giuseppe S., Zezza A.

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