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Recent Contributions of Agricultural Economics Research in the Field of Sustainable Development

Danilo Bertoni (), Daniele Cavicchioli (), Franco Donzelli (), Giovanni Ferrazzi (), Dario G. Frisio (), Roberto Pretolani (), Elena Claire Ricci () and Vera Ventura ()
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Danilo Bertoni: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy
Franco Donzelli: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy
Giovanni Ferrazzi: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy
Dario G. Frisio: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy
Roberto Pretolani: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy
Elena Claire Ricci: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy
Vera Ventura: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy

Agriculture, 2018, vol. 8, issue 12, 1-20

Abstract: Sustainable development is more often considered by media, public opinion, and politicians to be the main goal our society should attempt to pursue in the coming years. To this aim, academic researchers have made sustainability one of the main objects of their studies. This work focuses on environmental sustainability and presents a brief overview of how it is taken into consideration in the agricultural economics field by considering this topic from different perspectives and thus highlighting how this field is gradually broadening its scope to include sustainable development objectives. Our analysis shows that the path towards sustainable development is strongly correlated to the protection of the environment. Therefore, agricultural policies aimed at protecting and preserving the environment, and, more in general, innovation along the agri-food chain, together with consumer attention towards environmental issues, can play an important role in achieving this objective.

Keywords: agri-food economics; environmental sustainability; agriculture; agbiotech; consumer; migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q1 Q10 Q11 Q12 Q13 Q14 Q15 Q16 Q17 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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