Cia-Agricoltori Italiani is one of the largest trade organizations in Europe that works for the improvement and enhancement of the primary sector and for the protection of the conditions of its employees, counting on about 900,000 members in Italy.
Among the interests of the Confederation: the protection and development of the figure of the agricultural entrepreneur and his business, the safeguarding of farmers’ income, the rights of agricultural labor exercised as a business, the affirmation of the primary sector in the Italian economic system, competitiveness of companies on the markets, the affirmation in society of the culture of the earth understood as a limited and non-reproducible good for all. The Cia-Agricoltori Italiani focuses on sustainable agriculture with attention to quality, safety, food education, protection and enhancement of the environment, agritourism, forests, organic farming, alternative energy, fishing and aquaculture in all its professional and territorial meanings.
Cia-Agricoltori Italiani has its national headquarters in Rome (Italy) and is present in about five thousand Italian municipalities, with regional, provincial and zonal offices, as well as having a representation in Brussels. The Confederation is a member of COPA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organizations of the European Union) and of OMA (World Farmers’ Organization).
Cia-Agricoltori Italiani also has an internal training institution and is the promoter of various prizes and awards to encourage the best agricultural practices, land conservation and scientific research. Among the recognized awards: “Bandiera Verde Agricoltura” and “Premio di Laurea Giuseppe Politi”
Cia-Agricoltori Italiani with Confagricoltura, Copagri and ACI created “Agrinsieme” to bring a shared “single voice” to the Institutional Tables.
Today the Cia-Agricoltori Italiani looks at the agriculture of the near future with a particular drive towards innovation and ever greater sustainability.