Prof. Francesco Contò 

Francesco is Full professor in Agricultural economics and was Director of the Department of Economics at the University of Foggia (Italy).
His main research interests are Rural development and multifunctionality, Computer Science and agriculture, Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment, Food Innovation, Models of technology transfer and the new CAP post 2020. Since 1977, he has held various scientific and professional positions inside and outside Academia and he has been responsible for many scientific projects research at national and international level. He is the author of about 300 publications. He has held several teaching positions and as a researcher at International, highly qualified universities and research institutions. He is scientific coordinator of research laboratories and of several national, EU H2020 and Erasmus projects.