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 

Current Volume

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Issue 1/2017  


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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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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.


Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy has been included in the Publication Forum database and evaluated at level 1.

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Economia Agro-Alimentare/Food Economy is one of the partner journals of the first Joint SIDEA-SIEA Conference on "Cooperative strategies and value creation in sustainable food supply chain", Bisceglie-Trani (Italy), September 13-16, 2017, organized by the Italian Association of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA) and the Italian Association of Agri-Food Economics (SIEA).

Deadline for abstracts: April 15, 2017

Check the Call for abstracts for more information.


Call for abstracts SIDEA-SIEA 2017
Call for abstracts, first joint SIDEA-SIEA Conference, September 13-16, 2017
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Economia Agro-Alimentare/Food Economy will become a partner journal of the first International Conference on Sustainable Urban and Rural Development: Policies, Practice, Planning and Design (SURD 2017), June 28-30, 2017, Chisinau, Moldova, organized by the Moldovan Technical University (Moldova) and the Laboratory of Urban and Landscape Design at Far Eastern Federal University (Russia).

Deadline for abstracts: April 16, 2017


Economia agro-alimentare/Food Economy is now listed in ERIH PLUS, the European database of scholarly publications in humanities and social sciences.

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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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