Pillole Master Ernesto Illy - Day 1


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Incontri presentati in lingua inglese dagli studenti del Master universitario interateneo di II° livello in Economia e Scienza del Caffè promosso dalla Fondazione Ernesto Illy.


Dalle 11.30 alle 12.00
Coffee Genetics - Genetica della pianta del caffè

I concetti presentati in questo modulo possono variare tra: Genes and environment. Differentiation Arabica - Robusta. Self-fertility and self-sterility. The genome of Arabica. Varieties of Arabica and genetic diversity. Molecular methods for the traceability. Genetic base and bean quality.


Dalle 12.30 alle 13.00
Harvesting and Raw Coffee - La Raccolta e le caratteristiche del caffè crudo

I concetti presentati in questo modulo possono variare tra: Crop evaluation. Manual harvest. Mechanical harvest. Picking from the ground. Postharvest selection. Crop quality. Raw bean processing: dry, wet and semi-wet processing. Process influences on coffee quality. Cleaning and sorting processing. Storage, packaging, logistics and transportation of raw coffee. Raw bean defects and their origins.


Dalle 14.30 alle 15.00
The Supply Chain: International Sourcing and Quality Management - Gestione della Catena di Fornitura del Caffè

I concetti presentati in questo modulo possono variare tra: The sourcing process, supplier evaluation and selection, buyer-supplier partnership, the organization of purchasing activities, centralization and decentralization of purchasing responsibilities. Supply network design and material management. Setting Quality Standards. ISO certification. Six Sigma. The Kano Model. The balanced scorecard. The Quality Function Deployment (QFD). Benchmarking. The Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA).


Dalle 15.30 alle 16.00
Green Coffee Markets and Sustainable Development - Mercato del Caffè Verde e Sviluppo Sostenibile

I concetti presentati in questo modulo possono variare tra: World patterns in production and consumption. The ICA regulatory system. The post-ICA regime: from price controls to asymmetric free markets, oligopolies and price instability. Cost elasticity and transfer mechanism in coffee markets. International commodity markets. Coffee marketing boards and commodity market reforms. Quality and vulnerability of small scale farmers. Climate change and coffee production: the Ricardian approach. Fair trade and market failures. Specialties and terroir. Business ethics and Corporate social responsibility and the relationship with the supply chain. Sustainable coffee production in a pre-competitive manner. How to increase production, yields and export availability of sustainably grown coffee. How to implement standards to improve access to finance for farmers and mitigate the effects of climate change.