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Cesare Zanasi

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/01 Agricultural Economics and Rural Appraisal

Curriculum vitae

Updated to Janury 2023

Prof. Cesare Zanasi, born in Bologna March 16th 1957

1.1    Contact Details

Prof. Cesare Zanasi c/o DISTAL

viale G.Fanin, 50
40127 Bologna
Tel: +39 051 2096066

Skype: cesarez3158


 1.2 Degrees and Qualifications

· Degree : Animal production sciences  (1981, University of Bologna, Italy);  dissertation : “Analysis of the statistical sources for the animal production system”

· Doctorate in Agricultural Economics (1987, University of Bologna, Italy) dissertation :" Interpretation of the factors affecting the differences in the regional growth of the animal productions value added in Italy"

1.3 Posts held

Associate professor   Since 2014

Director of master course in "Fair trade, ethic and organic certification for the agri-food systems" 04/2005 – 04/2006 - University of Bologna

Assistant researcher and lecturer.  Since12/1989  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna

Member of  Department staff  Since 02/1981 - Dipartimento di protezione e valorizzazione agroalimentare

Participation to Scientific associations and commissions

Member of the following Associations:

  • SIDEA (Società Italiana di Economia Agraria) (Italian Association of Agricultural Economists)
  • EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists)
  • AITICA Associazione Italiana per le Tecnologie dell'Informazione e della Comunicazione in Agricoltura (Italian associations for ICTs in Agriculture)
  • EFITA (European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Member of the follwing commissions

  • Commission of the COOP Consumers National Association for the campaign “Stop world poverty” (from 2006)
  • Commission for the organic certification of foreign producers (Co.CER/ estero) for  ICEA (from 2006)
  • "Fair trade and organic agriculture Table” supported by Emilia Romagna Regional goverment (from 2004)
  • Scientific Committee of the International Network of Eco Regions (INNER) form 2014
  • Steering committe Global Allianche for Organic Districts (GAOD) from 2020
  • National Table on food systems

1.4 Fields of Work

Scientific Research in agricultural economics

o  Agro-food supply chain management in EU and developing countries

o CAP regional impact analysis

o Animal production economics

o Organic agriculture, Fair trade, sustainable agriculture


- Module "Statistics" in i.c 65965 - MATEMATICA, STATISTICA E FISICA - School:Agraria e Medicina veterinaria; Course:Degree in Animal production (coordinator of the Course) from A/Y 2017/2018

- Module "FOOD ECONOMICS" in English in i.c Foodsystem economics - School:Economia, Management e Statistica — Campus of Forli Course:Laurea Magistrale in Economia e management ; curricula Food system management in collaboration with DISTAL from A/Y 2016/2017

- " FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT" - in English School:Economia, Management e Statistica — Campus of Forli Corso:Laurea Magistrale in Economia e gestione aziendale; Laurea Magistrale in Economia e management from A/Y 2016/2017

- "Food Business Economics and Management" Course in Tecnologie Alimentari (from A/Y 2014/2015)

- Gestione dell'azienda e della filiera (C.I) - Commercio elettronico: Corso di Laurea S "Produzioni Animali e Controllo Della Fauna Selvatica" (da A.A. 2010/2011)

o Course in “Business organisation and management ” "(degree in “Animal production Sciences and Technologies” from year 2004.

o Course in "E-commerce in agriculture" all courses of Faculty of Agriculture (from year 2005)

o Course in "Agriculture and economic development"(degree in “Animal production Sciences and Technologies” from 1999 to 2002).

o Course “Principles of regional economics”  at the Bologna University Master in ” Sustainable development and management of agro-environmental systems”  ( from year 2003 to 2007)

o Course in " Agri-food districts economics" at the CESTAS- University of Bologna post-degree Master in "Strategic management for the sustainable development of the Territory"(from the year 2010 to 2011)

Course i  “Agro-food districts economics” at the Bologna University Master in "Social Policies for the Territory development" (from the year 2003 to 2007)

o Course in “Supply chain economics” at the Higher Education School ” “Energy and environment : Renewable sources of agricultural origin” (year 2007)

o Course on “Fair Trade  Principles - Organisation – Performance” at the International Master in Development and International Cooperation - Bologna University (year 2007)

o Seminar on: "Participatory Organic Certification for rural communities : The case of Rede Ecovida - Brasil"  at the internatinal Master in "Mediterranean Organic Agriculture" Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo (IAM) di Bari (year 2009)

1.5  Recent project and activities

o Coordinator EU project 7FP:SALSA "Knowledge-based Sustainable vAlue-added food chains: innovative tooLs for monitoring ethical, environmental and Socio-economic impActs and implementing Eu-Latin America shared strategies" - Grant agreement no.: 265927 from 2011.

o Study on the Socio-economic Implications of Different Aspects of Farming Weaners and Pigs Kept for Fattening.  Project team member: 2005-2006

o Study on the Socio-economic Implications of Different Aspects of Farming Weaners and Pigs Kept for Fattening.  Project team member: 2005-2006

o E-business models for the agro-food system, Ministry of Research and University, Italy.  Responsible: 2005- 2006

o Livestock Promotion And Training Activities Pilot Project For Smallholder Farmers In Dairy Sector In Ntchisi R.D.P. – Malawi ” CESTAS-EU . Scientific consultant:  2003

o Concurrence et concentration dans le secteur agro-alimentaire (AGR 020747) Project team member: 2002-2003

o Common Agricultural Policy Strategy for Regions, Agriculture and Trade (CAP-STRAT): EU- DG VI Scientific partner: 2001-2003

o Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact (CAPRI)", EU DGVI: Scientific partner 1997-2000


Director Master Course in “Fair trade, ethic and organic certification for the agri-food systems”  (2005-2007)

 1.6 Languages : English , Italian (mother tongue)

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