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Profile

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.
AIA

Via Tomassetti 9, 00161 Rome, Italy

http://www.aia.it

Contact

Riccardo Negrini negrini.r@aia.it
+39 068 545 1214

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

AIA
Innovation

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

The aim of this project is to test and to promote solutions for the poultry industry in Italy, Poland and Spain in the area of safety risks for public health.

AIA
Education

EIT Food RIS Solutions

EIT Food RIS Solutions is aimed at engaging student groups with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, from RIS countries and of all educational levels, to work jointly on problem cases responding to agrifood challenges in RIS countries.

AIA
COVID-19

Smart-ET

Smart-ET will use COVID-19 data from farms to predict variations in dairy production and market feed costs, helping to reorganise dairy production and supply during pandemic events or similar market shocks.

AIA
Education

Focus on Farmers

Agricultural technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of farm businesses, through optimised yields, reduced environmental impact and increased profitability.

AIA
Education

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

Global food supply chains are increasingly encountering considerable problems impacting on safety and sustainability affecting the food industry and reducing consumer trust.

AIA
Innovation

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

Numerous food scandals in the past decade have opened the eyes of consumers in Europe on the prevalence of fraud in the food industry.