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.

Editorial Board


Maurizio Canavari
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy

Associate Editors

Valeria Borsellino

University of Palermo, Italy

Martin K. Hingley

University of Lincoln, UK

Christine Mauracher

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy 

Simona Naspetti

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy 

John L. Stanton

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, USA

Stefanella Stranieri

University of Milan, Italy 

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Editorial secretariat:

Alessandro Palmieri, Ph.D.


Department of Agricultural Sciences

Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy

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40127 Bologna (BO), Italy


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March 10, 2018

The "Datenbank ECONIS, Online-Katalog der ZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft" will add the Journal Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy to their collection.

ECONIS is a reference literature source widely used by German researchers in economics and social sciences.


Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy accepted in Scopus

The Editorial Board of Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy, the Publishing Team at FrancoAngeli Edizioni and the Presidential Board of the Italian Society of Agri-food Economics, are delighted to announce that the journal has been accepted in Scopus for its valuable contribution to the field of agricultural and food systems economics and policy. 

Depending on the completion of the necessary agreements between Scopus and the publisher, the archive of the journal should be indexed in few months.


Due to the great number of applications, the Scientific Committee of the SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MOUNTAIN AND STEEP SLOPE VITICULTURE “Heroic viticulture: from grape to wine through sustainability and quality” has decided to postpone the deadline for the abstract submission to January 15 and the answer about the work acceptance to January 31.



The website of the Congress is now online for registration and you can find on it all the information about the Congress:  


Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy is one of the partner journals of the International Food Marketing Research Symposium, to be held in Bournemouth, UK on June 13-14, 2018.

Abstracts and papers for review can be submitted online at The submission deadline is April 30, 2018. 

The 2018 proceedings will contain only extended abstracts, full papers will be considered for publication in the partner journals.


Economia agro-alimentare/Food Economy is a partner journal of the SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MOUNTAIN AND STEEP SLOPE VITICULTURE “Heroic viticulture: from grape to wine through sustainability and quality”, that will take place in La Laguna (Tenerife – Canarian Islands) – Spain, on April 26-28, 2018. The Congress is organized by CERVIM (Centre for Research, Environmental Sustainability and Advancement of Mountain Viticulture), with Gobierno de Canarias, Cabildo de Tenerife, Ayuntamiento de La Laguna and with the scientific collaboration of CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics).


Deadline for abstracts: November 30, 2017

Check the Call for abstracts for more information.



CERVIM 6th Congress
CERVIM 6th Congress - First announcement and call for abstracts
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The SIEA Best Paper Award 2016 has been assigned by the SIEA Presidential Board to the article "Consumers’ Preferences and Willingness-To-Pay for Misfit Vegetables", authored by Marcello Di Muro, Rungsaran Wongprawmas, and Maurizio  Canavari and published in Economia Agro-Alimentare, volume18 (2016), issue 2.
The Award has been delivered to the parents of the main author, Marcello Di Muro, during the SIEA annual social dinner.

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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