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.

Quality Certifications

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.

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Our Key Messages

  • Vocational training for young people
  • Dissemination of innovations
  • Digitalization for the agricultural enterprises
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 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.

Agricultural associations

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.


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...

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