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Italy is leading the global market for pasta, has one of the largest GDP values in the EU and is one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

The Food System at the Heart of its Economy

With a great number of regional smart specialization strategies related to the food sector, Italy is becoming one of the European leaders in the agricultural production and processing industry. This together with their high-quality raw materials and their specialization in the manufacturing and export of food processing machinery, such as tractors, makes Italy a key EIT Food member.

Room for Improvement

Due to their geographical diversification, with an industrial north and a less-developed agricultural south, encouraging synergies between these two poles could led to the creation of an even stronger food sector with high rates of innovation and technological progress.

Moreover, Italy is one of the leading countries in the world in the publication of articles on agrifood subjects, which implies a meaningful research potential that can be fostered through EIT education activities.

Worldwide there are more than 600 varieties of pasta: different sizes of spaghetti, stuffed ravioli, penne or tubes, essential ingredient of the Mediterranean Diet.

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1. Fernando VI 17-1┬║ Izda, 28004 Madrid
2. Parque Tecnol├│gico de Bizkaia, Lekandene, Laida Bidea 214, 48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia)

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News

EIT Food Challenge Lab held in Siracusa to support Sicilian farmers News

EIT Food Challenge Lab held in Siracusa to support Sicilian farmers

16 Dec 2019 The Challenge Labs find bold, new solutions to pressing challenges in our food system
EIT Food hosts a meeting in Noci to foster networking within the local agrifood actors

EIT Food hosts a meeting in Noci to foster networking within the local agrifood actors

03 Dec 2019 The event provided the ideal space to address agrifood challenges, connect different professionals and create future collaborations
EIT Food Awareness Day at the University of Teramo News

EIT Food Awareness Day at the University of Teramo

03 Dec 2019 The EIT Food Awareness Day aimed to expose the agrifood challenges and trends and present the EIT Food tools for education, research and innovation
CHAMPP: a workshop for representatives of poultry-production SMEs takes place in Italy News

CHAMPP: a workshop for representatives of poultry-production SMEs takes place in Italy

26 Nov 2019 The aim of the SME workshop series is to identify contemporary challenges and solutions in the poultry industry dedicated to feed manufacturers, advisors, farmers and employees in poultry factories, as well as managers responsible for the strategy and profitability of fodder and poultry production, all from RIS-eligible regions
Meet the winners of the RIS Innovation Prizes competition News

Meet the winners of the RIS Innovation Prizes competition

29 Oct 2019 EIT Food presents early-stage agrifood startups from Easter and Southern Europe that won the Innovation Prizes competition
Doubled number of interns in the 2nd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships News

Doubled number of interns in the 2nd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships

20 Sep 2019 We are more than proud to announce that this year, 50 students from 28 RIS countries have attended their internship projects