The growth of organic farming in Italy is steadily increasing. In 2013, 1.3 million hectares were cultivated with organic methods, representing about 10% of the agricultural area. There are more than 52,000 certified operators (producers, processors and importers) and the quality of Italian organic systems is recognized internationally. The course will present the organic supply chain from production to processing, and will introduce aspects of marketing. Some case-studies will be described and organic production sites will be visited.

- Monday:

Introduction. Research needs in organic farming

Organic farming: vegetables

- Tuesday:

Market trends in organic farming in Italy

Certification and marketing

- Wednesday:

Visit to EXPO Milano 2015

- Thursday:

Organic vineyards and wine

Organic animal farming

- Friday:

The best of Mediterranean organic food 

Call for registration for a new edition of the course. For further information please contact the CEEP secretary:


FromJune 22nd 2015
ToJune 26th 2015


The course will be delivered in English. Upon request, this course can be repeated in another language.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is € 1,600.00. For applications made before March 24th 2015 a 20% discount will be applied (participation fee = € 1,280.00)

If two or more members of an organization apply for the same course the first participant will pay the full fee, but additional members will have a reduced participation fee of € 1,200.00. 

The application deadline for the course AGR06 is May 31st, 2015.

The participation fee includes:

- Tuition costs, including all training materials and use of the location’s training facilities and related services

- Participant costs, including the course field trips, transfer to and from EXPO Milano 2015 + entrance ticket, the lunches of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, a gala dinner and special evening event, and a final dinner.