Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy
ISSN 1126-1668 - e-ISSN 1972-4802

Economia agro-alimentare/Food Economy  is a triannual peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Franco Angeli Edizioni on behalf of the Italian Society of Agri-food Economics (SIEA), founded in 1996 by the then President of SIEA Fausto Cantarelli.

It offers an international forum for the discussion and analysis of mono and interdisciplinary socio-economic, political, legal and technical issues, related to agricultural and food systems.


It welcomes submissions of original papers focusing on agriculture, food, natural resources, safety, nutrition and health, including all processes and infrastructure involved in providing food to populations; as well as the processes, inputs and outputs involved in consumption and disposal of food and food-related items. Analyses also include social, political, economic and environmental contexts and human resource challenges.

Submissions should be addressed to an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, and they may consider local, national, or global scales.


The journal is indexed by Scopus.

Editorial Board


Maurizio Canavari
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy

Associate Editors

Sedef Akgüngör

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, Turkey 

Valeria Borsellino

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy 

Alessio Cavicchi

Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italy

Catherine Chan

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA

Alessio Ishizaka

NEOMA Business School, France

Simona Naspetti

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy 

Søren Marcus Pedersen

Københavns Universitet, Denmark

Stefanella Stranieri

Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 

Maro Vlachopoulou

Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, Greece

Current Volume

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Volume XXII:

- Issue 3/2020

- Issue 2/2020

- Issue 1/2020  


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Editorial secretariat:

Alessandro Palmieri, Ph.D.


Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy

viale Giuseppe Fanin, 50

40127 Bologna (BO), Italy


Tel. +39 0512096126



Open Access journal (2020)


Acceptance in DOAJ

February 23, 2021


The journal has been accepted in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

The journal description is already available, the access to articles will be provided soon.



Issue 3/2020 Published Open Access

December 31, 2020


The Issue 3/2020 of the journal has been published in the Open Access section of the publisher's web site.



EBSCO Business Source Ultimate

EBSCO will make available the full text of Economia agro-alimentare open access in its Business Source Ultimate database: starting from January 2021.

To increase the journal's availability, the metadata will also be included in all other versions of Business Source (Elite, Premier and Complete).

Editorial board 2021

November 11, 2020

The journal's Editorial Board for the year 2021 has been appointed by the SIEA Presidential Board.


We welcome three new associate editors:

  • Alessio Cavicchi (Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italy)
  • Catherine Chan (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, USA)
  • Maro Vlachopoulou (Panepistimio Makedonias, Greece)

We thank the editors leaving the Board at the end of 2020 for their service during these years:

  • Christine Mauracher (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy)
  • John L. Stanton (Saint Joseph's University, USA)


Issue 2/2020 published OPEN ACCESS

September 30, 2020


The Issue 2/2020 of the journal has been published in the Open Access section of the publisher's web site.

The Special Issue on "Sustainable Management of Water Resources: Agricultural Sector and Environmental Protection" has been edited by Lucia Briamonte, Stefania Luzzi Conti, e Raffaella Zucaro.


Abstracting in AgEcon Search

September 19, 2020


Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy is now included in AgEconSearch, a renowned repository for open access resources in the field of Agricultural and Applied Economics, managed by the Waite Library at the University of Minnesota.

The first issue of volume 22 (year 2020) is available at this link:


Main Indicators

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Special Issues

January 30, 2021


Current use and new perspectives for the Farm Accountancy Data Network

Guest editors:

Lucia Briamonte, CREA - Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, 

Luca Cesaro, CREA - Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, 

Alfonso Scardera, CREA - Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, 

Deadline: April 30, 2021


For more details see here




Abstracting & Indexing

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy - Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement (as published on Issue 1/2017)
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Published with the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Imola