About Agricoltura è Vita

Agricoltura è vita is the non-profit association promoted by Cia-Agricoltori Italiani for vocational training, innovation and digitalization in the Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa.

We work in favour 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.

Agricoltura è Vita is the Italian agriagency member of the International Agricord Alliance


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.


Bandiera Verde Award: It’s always March 8th!

"On this 8th of March we celebrate the commitment of Syrian women of the three associations born in the North West of Syria with the Programme: "Agricultural and Livestock support for Syrian People" of Ciheam Bari. The three Women's Associations show the Bandiera...

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Agriagency Presentation (photogallery)

On February 15 at the Sala ISMA of the Senate of the Italian Republic the international activity of Agricoltura è Vita Agriagency was presented, member of the Agricord's Global Alliance and engaged in the development of young farmers in the Mediterranean and...

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AèV Official presentation, 15 feb 2019

The Agriagency will officially present its activities on February 15th, 2019 at the Senate of the Italian Republic, Sala ISMA, at 10:30 am, in the presence of numerous guests and partners. Download presentation

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Message from the President | Secondo Scanavino

We live in complex times characterized by fears and insecurities that often prevail over the search for possible positive solutions for our community. Migration flows coming from outside Europe are one of the most important causes of contemporary social distress, but...

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