About Agricoltura è Vita
Agricoltura è vita is the non-profit association promoted by Cia-Agricoltori Italiani for business training, innovation and consultancy in Italy and in foreign countries.
We operate in the Mediterranean and in Sub-Saharan Africa in favor of young farmers and women in rural areas, for the enhancement of family farming, the promotion of the value of agricultural enterprises, the strengthening of local agricultural associations.
AèV is officially recognised by the Italian Ministry of Labour as a Professional Training Entity and by the Ministry of Education, University and Research as a Research Centre. AèV’s activities are certified in the quality system UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 EA37 and 29990:2011 EA 37.
Our Key Messages
- Vocational training for young people
- Dissemination of innovations
- Digitalization for the agricultural enterprises
- Agricultural associations
Professional training for young people and Dissemination of innovations
As already pointed by many International Organisations, professional training for young people and the dissemination of innovations play an irreplaceable role in the development of employment opportunities in rural areas.
Digitalization is a strategic tool for the development of family agriculture oriented towards an economic, social and environmental sustainability and for the creation of business networks capable of increasing the recognition of agricultural value in the markets.
We look at the agricultural company as a guide for the process of sustainable and lasting development. Small and medium-sized family businesses, market-oriented and rooted in the territory, are the building blocks for the creation of a virtuous network of family, social and economic relations able to promote conscious and lasting growth. The Italian experience has taught us that thanks to the passage from the condition of workers and farmhands to small farmers, in the real availability of cultivated land, the productive fabric of the country has achieved a real improvement.
As an expression of the CIA-Italian Farmers, AèV believes it is essential to support the development of local Farmers’associations capable of: promoting agricultural modernization through training and technical assistance services, representing the needs and demands of its members, actively participating in local decision-making processes.
Assembly of “Women in the field”: Empower women farmers, sow biodiversity and rebuild farmers’central social place to harvest the future
On 23rd June 2020, the women farmers association Donne in Campo- Women /https://www.donneincampo.it/ in the field promoted by the Cia- Italiana Agricoltori and member of the board of Agriculture is Life, held its national general Assembly, normally foreseen in...read more
Sustainable digital agriculture: interview with Dino Scanavino president of CIA – Agricoltori Italiani
Interview with Dino Scanavino, President of CIA-Agricoltori Italiani published in TechEconomy 2030, Digital Transformation for sustainability on May 15, 2020. "We should propose digital in agriculture, starting from simple adjustements and tools that make us...read more
Which are the consequences of the coronavirus lockdown and the collapse of oil prices on Middle East and North African countries?
Beyond the difficulty of implementing hygiene and social distancing measures, MENA countries also face the economic and social consequences of the pandemic on key sectors of their economy, such as tourism or the oil sector. Some experts such as Lucas Fanza have...read more
How can digital-based solutions alleviate the impact of COVID19 on agri-food systems and enhance their resilience?
The impacts of the Coronavirus on agriculture and food distribution in Africa highlight the need to accelerate the digital transformation of agriculture to strengthen farmers' resilience and food security in African countries. Based on several initiatives supported by...read more
Covid and Cooperation. An interview with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Emanuela Claudia Del Re (L’Espresso)
Interview with the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Emanuela Claudia del Re by Giancarlo Capozzoli, published on May 18, 2020 in the weekly magazine L'Espresso. We are still in the middle of a medical emergency. Phase 2 has just begun. Concretely,...read more
China in Africa
The new FAO' s DG and China's role in Africa On 23rd of June 2019 Mr Qu Donguy was elected as the new Director-General of the Food and United Nations Agriculture Organization (FAO), previously he was Deputy Minister of Chinese Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Born in...read more