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Non-profit  association  of  farmers  founded  in  1944  by  decree  of  the  Italian    President.  AIA’s  mission  is  to  promote,  valorise  and  improve    national  livestock  production and quality trough data collection on farm, extension  services  and  genetic  improvement  of  local  as well as cosmopolite breeds.More   than   46   thousands   farmers   are   nowadays   associated. AIA primarily focuses on dairy and beef. 

Competences & Capabilities

  • National     reference     organisation     for     animal     performance and reproductive data  recording.
  • Centre  for  milk  and  analysis  through  12  fully  equipped labs spread across Italy.
  • Centre   for   genetic   and   genomic   on   domestic   animals  through  a  lab  equipped  with  the  more  advanced technologies available on the market.
  • Promotional,  technical,  economical  and  scientific  activities.
  • Strong connections with national and international research     bodies,     breeder     associations     and     livestock centres.

Via Tomassetti 9, 00161 Rome, Italy


Riccardo Negrini
+39 068 545 1214

Partner in the following EIT Food projects


INNOPOULTRY. The poultry food chain: tackling old problems with innovative approaches

Innovative ingredients (insects and fruit pomace) and new feeding strategies (probiotics) will be used to allow sustainable productions, to reduce pathogens and antibiotic resistance in the gastrointestinal tract resulting in an improvement of animal welfare and of the safety and the quality of poultry meat



As part of the


Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised


Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

This online course focuses on threats to global food security & consider key challenges which need to be overcome in order to maintain healthy & sustainable food supplies for consumer wellbeing in both the developing and developed world


BLINK: BeefLink - Traceability within the beef value chain using rapid DNA fingerprinting

Food fraud is in many aspects an appealing activity because the profit margins of this activity can be quite large but the risk of being caught is lower than in other criminal activities due to the low priory of police and judicial authorities