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Crop Industry News: Italy

22 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Italy Organized Small Farmers Become Entrepreneurs
ITALY - At a side event on the first day of World Food Week, FAO showcased the success of Italy-funded projects in East Africa, West Africa, Central America and the Caribbean that are transforming...
08 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Italy IFIF Elects Chairman and Board of Directors for 2014-2015
ITALY - Delegates at the International Feed Industry Federation’s 26th General Assembly unanimously re-elected Mario Sergio Cutait as IFIF’s Chairman for the 2014-2015 term of office, recognizing...
10 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Italy Agricultural Courses Faring Well Through Recession
ITALY – University enrolment figures show that students are turning to the farming industry for a future career....
05 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Italy Female Farmers Are 'Answer to Land Abandonment'
ITALY – Women can play a huge part in the preservation of the Italian countryside, the General Federation of Italian Agriculture (Confagricoltura)has said....
15 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Italy Campaigners Demand Reform of EFSA
ITALY - Campaigners have demonstrated outside a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), held at its headquarters in Parma, Italy....
19 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Italy Italian Farmers: 'Say Yes to GMOs or Agriculture Will Suffer'
ITALY - 200 Italian scientists and farmers have written an appeal to President Napolitano and Prime Minister Monti. The letter specifically asks that Italy be given the possibility to compete...
01 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Italy Italy: USDA Agricultural Updates
ITALY - A report submitted to the Italian Parliament indicates that public funds are being used to promote fraudulent “Made in Italy” food products. ...
03 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Italy Organic Feed Fraud Uncovered
ITALY - Conventional feed has been sold as falsely labelled organic products in Italy, leading to the arrests of several executives from agro-businesses....
14 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Italy Italy's Wheat and Corn Production to Increase
ITALY - Prospects for poultry, wheat and maize production to 2015 are expected to be above-average, according to a new market report, while conditions should improve for the country's dairy farmers....
08 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Italy Countries Meet On Plant Genetic Resources Treaty
ITALY - Around the world, samples of plant genetic material are being carefully collected and saved for use in research and cultivation. ...
09 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Italy Growth in Italian Poultry Meat, Pig Sectors This Year
ITALY - Production of wheat in Italy is expected to grow by more than 14 per cent this year, according to a new report on the country's agribusinesses. ...
16 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy Largest Solar Power Plant in Italy Completed
ITALY - The Montalto di Castro solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, the largest in Italy, has been completed and is contributing clean, renewable solar power to Italy's national electric grid....
27 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy Wärtsilä Lands New Order from Italy
ITALY - Wärtsilä, a Finnish supplier of flexible power plants and services to the decentralised power generation market, has been contracted to supply the engineering and equipment for...
20 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy SunPower and Bluenergia Build Solar Plant in Puglia
MILAN - SunPower Corp started work this month on a 1MW solar electric power plant in Mesagne, Comune di Brindisi, Italy....
10 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy TerniEnergia Completes 2009 Targets
ITALY - TerniEnergia will have completed nine photovoltaic power plants by the end of September, completing its annual goal by the end of the third quarter....
27 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy World's Biggest Rooftop Solar System for Padua
ITALY - The Italian photovoltaic company SOLON S.p.A and the logistics firm Interporto di Padova has signed an agreement to erect the world's largest photovoltaic roof-mounted system in Padua,...
19 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy Statkraft Builds Solar Plant Near Rome
ITALY - Norwegian energy company Statkraft is constructing its first solar park - a power plant in the Latina region, 60 kilometres to the south of Rome. ...
31 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy Power from Algae in Venice
ITALY - Algae brought by ships coming from places such as Japan and the Sargasso sea to the seaport of Venice has for years been causing problems for gondolas and ferry boats....
24 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy Italy Rapped over EC Renewable Electricity Rules
ITALY - The European Commission has ordered the Italian government to comply with the rules over guarantees of origin of renewable electricity from other EU states....
19 February 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy SunPower Solar Plant for Italy
ITALY - SunPower Corp a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, has signed an agreement with Sunshire, S.r.l., a subsidiary of Api Nova Energia S.r.l., to...
12 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Italy Cooperation Between Italian Consortium and BD AGRO
ITALY - Hot and dry climate in the south, a mountainous region with hardly any farming in the middle and a humid and fertile north: Italy's climate zones represent a miniature continent....
25 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy Spanish Biodiesel Plant Comes on Line
ITALY - A Spanish biodiesel plant planned by the Italian oil refiner Saras is to be fully operational by the end of the year....
07 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy FAO: Review of Biofuel Policies and Subsidies
ROME - Biofuel policies and subsidies should be urgently reviewed in order to preserve the goal of world food security, protect poor farmers, promote broad-based rural development and ensure...
02 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy Italians Seek Biodiesel from Seaweed
ITALY - Eight Italian biodiesel producers are to change production from food crops to seaweed in an effort to lessen competition with crop cultivation. ...
06 June 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy Food Summit Calls Out for More Ag Investment
ROME - The Summit on soaring food prices, convened by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), has concluded with the adoption by acclamation of a declaration calling on the international...
02 June 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy Brazil to Defend Ethanol at U.N. Summit
ROME - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to defend biofuels and convince world leaders that they are not to blame for surging prices....
06 May 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy BIOGAS NORD Builds Up Business in Italy
ITALY - BIOGAS NORD AG, Bielefeld, is taking further important steps to expand its overseas business and to this end has entered into a long term partnership with Marcopolo, a company based in...
18 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy BioGas Nord Builds Up Business in Italy
ITALY - German bioenergy company BioGas Nord AG based in Bielefeld is expanding its overseas business and has entered into a long term partnership with Marcopolo, a company based in Borgo S....
13 March 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy European Commission Authorises Italian Aid Scheme to Promote Biodiesel
ITALY - The European Commission has authorised an Italian tax reduction to stimulate the production and use of biodiesel....
04 March 2008
Crop Industry News from Italy Ferrari Seeks Biofuel With Winning Edge
ITALY - It is a polluted October morning in Shanghai, and the roads are clogged with the traffic that ensnares every large Chinese city. But Ferrari's guest room at the Shanghai International...

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