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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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News

Two winners on the first edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability News

Two winners on the first edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability

16 Dec 2020 EIT Food announces the first edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability
Andoni Luis Aduriz along with local producers shares the keys for gastronomy to grow in Origen 4.0

Andoni Luis Aduriz along with local producers shares the keys for gastronomy to grow in Origen 4.0

16 Dec 2020 Reaching to more than 120 viewers, EIT Food held on December 15, the online event Origen 4
Two rural projects leaded by women were awarded at Farm Up! News

Two rural projects leaded by women were awarded at Farm Up!

27 Nov 2020 On 26 of November the online event Farm up! held the final of two EIT Food initiatives along an interesting speaker and  round table around agriculture world
The Spanish Journalism Awards honored two women in its second edition News

The Spanish Journalism Awards honored two women in its second edition

27 Nov 2020 On 26 Novemeber, out of 72  participant, two women were awarded in the II Spanish Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability
A startup from Bilbao FAN wins the second edition of EIT FAN and gets the prize of 100.000 euros. News

A startup from Bilbao FAN wins the second edition of EIT FAN and gets the prize of 100.000 euros.

23 Nov 2020 The second edition of EIT Food FAN hosted 10 startups and this year's winner came from Bilbao FAN 
Meet the winners of EIT Food Innovation Prizes 2020 Startup News

Meet the winners of EIT Food Innovation Prizes 2020

17 Nov 2020 EIT Food present three startups who won in the Grand Final of RIS Innovation Prizes 2020 competition