Expertise

AREAS OF ANALYSIS AND SERVICES
AGRICULTURE
• Analysis of agricultural, rural and local agri-food systems
• Analysis of the supply chain (at regional, national and international levels)
• Analysis and assessment of the socioeconomic impact of the agri-food supply chains
• Economic monitoring for the analyses of local systems and production supply chains
• Analyses of the agricultural production input markets (mechanisation, fertilisers, agrochemicals, veterinary drugs, etc.)

AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
• Socioeconomic and production impact analyses of agri-food policies (Common Agricultural Policy)
• Drafting of strategic plans for the development of the sector at local/regional level
• Monitoring and impact assessments related to the regulatory framework of the sector
• Evaluation of CMO wine investments

FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
• Sector/market analyses (at regional, national and international levels)
• Evaluation of market opportunities for agri-food products in international markets
• Processes of internationalization and positioning in foreign markets
• Assessments of companies, business units and business assets
• Drafting of production plans for regulation of supply for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products
• Protection and valorisation of quality products: PDO and organic
• Agricultural and food cooperatives
• Economic financial analyses and competitive positioning of companies
• Business plans for agri-food companies
• Strategic documents for Companies and Trade Associations

TRADE AND CONSUMPTION
• Product/service demand assessment
• Assessment of market opportunities for the launching of new products/services
• Identification of purchasing patterns for products/services
• Consumer profiling for a target product
• Assessment of new trends (organic, biodynamic, fair trade, sustainable, designation, e-commerce, …)
• Knowledge and positioning of a product (penetration rate, induced and spontaneous notoriety, willingness to pay, …)
• Measurement of advertising effectiveness

Tools
• Planning and management of economic sectors’ monitoring
• Business and marketing plans
• Strategic Plans
• Analysis of financial statements: specificity and economic-financial performance (financial balance, solidity, liquidity, efficiency, ...)
• Stakeholders consultation: in-depth interviews and focus groups
• Consumer surveys (in Italy and international markets – EU countries, USA, China, Russia, India…)
• Surveys of distributors, producers and institutional stakeholders
• Scenario and forecasting analyses
• Technical and scientific organisation of conferences and workshops
• Training seminars for public officials and private companies

Projects
The list of the most relevant projects carried out by the Agricultural and Food Research Unit can be downloaded.

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