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Education / Professional studies:
University of Bologna – Dept. of Agricultural Economics and
Date From/To: 01/11/1996 – 31/10/1999
Doctorate in "Agricultural Economics and Policy"
Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Faculty of Agriculture
Date From/To: 01/11/1989 – 05/04/1995
Degree in Agricultural Science
Since 2002 Alessandra Castellini is researcher at the Dept. of
Agricultural Economics and Engineering of the University of
Bologna, Faculty of Agriculture and belongs to the
Scientific-disciplinary Sector AGR 01 – Economics and Rural
During the last 5 years in the faculty of Agriculture, she has
been head of several teaching courses, in particular “Principles of
Marketing”, in the 1st level degree course Economics and marketing
of the agri-industrial system, “Economics of International
agricultural markets” in the 2nd level degree course
Agro-Industrial Systems sciences. She also teaches “Herbal products
marketing” in the 1st level degree course Herbal Techniques,
belonging to the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of
Alessandra Castellini i s member of the Teachers Board of the
Doctorate on Agricultural and Food Economics and Policy.
In the large field of the agricultural economics studies she is
involved in several research issues; the most interesting are: the
agri-food products market at a national and international level;
the fishery sector economics and policy with a particular attention
to the environmental sustainability and responsibility;
technical-economical analysis of several crops and farming
competitiveness and management; marketing strategies; the
functional foods and their market and laws; biomasses and bioenergy
and the link with the agriculture.
A.C. was a member of the Bologna Operative Unit in the 5th and
in the 6th Triennal Research P rogramme about the fishery sector,
funded by the Italian Ministry for the Agricultural Food and
Forestry Policies . The first project was about “The interactions
between the fishery sector and the environment" specifically aimed
at developing models for the sustainable development and fishery
policies' impact in Emilia-Romagna and Toscana regions while the
second research project regarded the “Responsible fishery and
sustainability: economical and managing considerations.
Multicriterial evaluation models for a responsible fishery”.
A.C. participates at a survey about the comparison between
several packaging systems for fruit and vegetables in order to
evaluate their economical and environmental impact.
At an international level A.C. was involved in the Interreg -
Adrifish project (Promotion of a sustainable fishery in Northern
Adriatic sea), particularly in two studies about marketing and
labour issues in the fishery sector.
Furthermore she collaborates to the EU funded Asia-link project
aimed at surveying the main marketing techniques useful for a local
products value enhancement. The project is developed in
collaboration with Research Institutes of UK , Austria, China and
She has participated to several congresses and conferences as
lecturer or speaker, in Italy and in foreign countries.
Membership of professional bodies:
(International Association of Agricultural Economists)
(European Association of Agricultural Economists)
(Italian Society of Agricultural Economics)
Society of Agri-food Economics (SIEA)
Professional Association of Agronomists and Forestry Graduates
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