1999: Degree in Economics, University of Parma; thesis: “Geographical Information Systems (GIS) application in the study of socio-economic variables”
2001: MSc in “Sustainable Development and Management of Agri-environmental Systems” at the University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”
March 2003: Technology Transfer and Implementation Project in collaboration with the University of Parma and the Province of Parma, subsidized by the Spinner Consortium (Emilia-Romagna Region) with an annual grant.
March 2006: Ph.D. degree in Agri-food Economics, University of Parma; dissertation: “Beef con-sumer behaviour and supply chain valorization strategies: a means-end chain application” discussed on 10 March 2006 at the University of Parma.
April 2006: Research Grant (post-doc) on the "Quality agro-food products and rural development" project of the Faculty of Agriculture. The contract for the period April 1, 2006 - March 31, 2008, has been renewed until March 31, 2009.
November 2008: Researcher at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Parma. It belongs to the Economics Department of the same University. As of July 2012, he is confirmed Resercher Fellow at the Department of Food Sciences of the University of Parma.
September 2013: member of the "Culture and Territory" Committee of the University of Parma for the organization of the UniForCity project, managed by the University of Parma and the Municipality of Parma, until January 2016.
February 2014: obtains the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) for Associate Professor in the competition sector 07/A1 (Agricultural Economics and Estimate).
March 2015: Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics at the Department of Food Science, now Department of Food and Drug, of the University of Parma.
January 2016: Technical-Scientific Referent in the "L2F: LEARN TO FOOD" Training Plan for the company CISITA Parma srl.
February 2016: member of the Scientific Committee and the technical-organizational Committee "Parma Creative City of Gastronomy UNESCO".
January 2017: delegate of the Rector of the University of Parma for the "Mastercampus - Fare Campus" project, until the end of October 2017.
March 2018: National Scientific Qualification (ASN) to the functions of Full Professor in the competition sector 07/A1 (Agricultural Economics and Estimate).
He was a member of the Board of Directors at the Spin-Off of the University of Parma "ISAGRI S.r.l. - Initiatives for the development of Agribusiness", from the establishment in 2009 until the dissolution in December 2014.
He is also a member of the following scientific societies:
- June 2011: fellow of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)
- May 2012: fellow of the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA)