10-05-2013 10:52 AM
Quality agriculture can help tackle crisis: Italian experts
Italy's economic crisis has not spared agriculture but unions are convinced that quality-oriented policies can boost the industry, experts told Xinhua...
09-05-2013 10:52 AM
A Ban on Some Italian Cured Meat Is Ending
The United States Department of Agriculture will relax a decades-long ban on the importation of many cured-pork products from some regions of Italy st...
25-04-2013 10:31 AM
Genetic resources play crucial role in food security – UN agricultural agency
ROME, Italy ---With climate change affecting agricultural productivity and growing populations demanding more food, it will be crucial for countries t...
07-03-2013 08:43 AM
More people working in Italian agriculture
In 2012, agriculture was the sector that in Italy, recorded the highest number of employees. With a record increase of 3.6% over the previous year.
19-02-2013 08:46 AM
Nestle pulls meals in Italy, Spain as horsemeat scandal grows
Swiss giant Nestle has become the latest food company hit by Europe’s horsemeat scandal, announcing it is removing two pasta meals from supermarket sh...
21-12-2012 09:45 AM
Italy's Parmalat defends valuation of U.S. dairy buy
Parmalat SpA (PLT.MI) on Thursday defended its acquisition of Lactalis American Group, which some shareholders had criticized as too expensive, by say...
20-12-2012 09:52 AM
Italian aid authorised for agriculture
On 19 December, the European Commission authorised an Italian state aid scheme of €2.66 billion to support the recovery of the Italian agricultural se...
22-10-2012 07:37 AM
Italian dairies can survive without quotas - minister
Italy's dairy sector will survive the ending of European Union milk production limits in 2015, agriculture minister Mario Catania told Reuters.
18-09-2012 08:42 AM
Italy: Collapse of agriculture production
The agricultural production has decreased sharply. A 22% reduction for pears, 13% for apples, 35% for tomatoes and 5% for grapes. All these crops requ...
14-09-2012 09:07 AM
Italy's wine production may slide 8% on drought
Italy’s wine production may slide 8 percent this year after drought and heat damaged grapes, researcher Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo e ...
15-08-2012 07:40 AM
Italy hunger for Irish weanlings
Of the million suckler calves that are born here annually, almost half are sold as weanlings, mainly in the latter half of the year, either through th...
02-08-2012 09:28 AM
Italian cows producing less in heat wave
Italian dairy cattle are producing 10 percent less milk because of a heat wave, even as farmers take steps to cool the animals including showers and f...
15-06-2012 09:17 AM
Italian jailed for stealing tomatoes
A man in Italy has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for stealing two crates of tomatoes worth 100 euros ($125), AKI news agency reported.
07-06-2012 09:35 AM
Italy counts economic cost of earthquakes
Italy has revised the economic cost of last month’s earthquakes which struck the north of the country killing 26 people.
04-05-2012 08:15 AM
UN body reports food price fall
World food prices eased in April after three months of gains, driven down by falls in grains and sugar, and can remain under a downward pressure in th...
03-05-2012 07:31 AM
Unemployed Italians become shepherds
Thousands of young Italians are becoming shepherds as a way to make a living after facing the worst employment opportunities in more than a decade, ac...
02-12-2011 09:31 AM
Italian job mix-up as role given to wrong man
Italy’s new, "technocratic" government of highly qualified bankers, admirals and professors was missing a minister today after he vani...
04-10-2011 08:35 AM
UN urges cities to protect their trees
The United Nations urged the world’s cities on Monday to protect their trees, saying they can ease fallout from natural disasters and can help a...
29-09-2011 09:25 AM
Italian winemakers eye Asian growth with caution
Financial markets may have turned sour but well-heeled consumers, especially in Asia, are still thirsty for renowned top quality wines, such as Italy&...
17-09-2011 09:21 AM
Italy struggles to engage youth in agriculture
He didn’t become a farmer because he was against industrial agriculture, GMOs, or on a mission to change the world.
16-07-2011 08:45 AM
Minister refuses to resign amid mafia probe
Italy’s agriculture minister Saverio Romano has refused to resign over alleged links with the Sicilian mafia and vowed to clear his name. "...
21-04-2011 08:45 AM
Italy Wheat Imports Increase 17%
Italy, the world’s third-largest wheat buyer, boosted imports of the grain by 17 percent in January, the national cereal-industry association re...
16-12-2010 08:45 AM
Italy shields companies from CO2 cuts
Italian taxpayers are set to pay €1.7 billion for unnecessary international carbon credits to meet the country’s obligations under the Kyoto Pro...
06-12-2010 06:49 AM
Albania and Italy discuss cooperation in agriculture
Albania’s Prime Minister Sali Berisha received on Friday Mr. Giancarlo Galan, Italy’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies...