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

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  • Danilo Bertoni

    () (Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy)

  • Daniele Cavicchioli

    () (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)

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.

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  • Danilo Bertoni & Daniele Cavicchioli & Franco Donzelli & Giovanni Ferrazzi & Dario G. Frisio & Roberto Pretolani & Elena Claire Ricci & Vera Ventura, 2018. "Recent Contributions of Agricultural Economics Research in the Field of Sustainable Development," Agriculture, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(12), pages 1-20, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jagris:v:8:y:2018:i:12:p:200-:d:190528
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    Keywords

    agri-food economics; environmental sustainability; agriculture; agbiotech; consumer; migration;

    JEL classification:

    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance
    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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