Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. He is Professor of Agrifood Marketing in the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences of University of Bologna (Italy). From 2015 to1208 is Vice president of Agricultural Science and Veterinary School, University of Bologna.
He is Managing Editor of the international review “New Medit”, Journal of Economics, Agriculture and Environment in Mediterranean Countries. He is project leader of a study concerning “European Market Observatory For Fishery And Aquaculture Products” Financed by DG Mare European Commission. He is WP leader in the the SAFEMED project (Arimnet-7 FP). He is national expert in wine economics and market Commission at OIV of Paris. He involved in research and consultancy activities with CIHEAM of Paris, Italian Agricultural Ministry, DGMare, IAM-CIHEAM Bari.