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Olive Oil Times Awarded for News Coverage by Italian Agriculture Group

Nov. 20, 2020
Ylenia Granitto

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The Italian Confederation of Farmers (CIA) has selected Olive Oil Times as the recip­i­ent of its Green Flag Award for inter­na­tional jour­nal­ism.

Now in its eigh­teenth edi­tion, the Green Flag Agriculture Awards aim to rec­og­nize pri­vate and pub­lic enti­ties that stand out for their con­tri­bu­tions to pro­mot­ing the eco­nomic and cul­tural impor­tance of agri­cul­ture.

The CIA (Agricoltori Italiani) is one of the largest orga­ni­za­tions in Europe com­mit­ted to the improve­ment and enhance­ment of the agri­cul­tural sec­tor

We rec­og­nize the fun­da­men­tal role of those who work to pro­vide cor­rect infor­ma­tion.- Dino Scanavino, Italian Confederation of Farmers

Over the years, edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions, nat­ural parks, pub­li­ca­tions, film pro­duc­tions and cul­tural orga­ni­za­tions have been awarded, along­side farm­ers and entre­pre­neurs.

The enhance­ment of farms through cul­tural ini­tia­tives remains fun­da­men­tal, espe­cially in peri­ods when chal­lenges aris­ing from eco­nomic cri­sis risk over­whelm­ing the entire coun­try sys­tem,” the CIA said in a press release.


Over the recent dif­fi­cult months our farm­ers did not stop and con­tin­u­ously ensured healthy and qual­ity food for every­one,” the con­fed­er­a­tion added. Among the oper­a­tors in the eco­log­i­cal, social, tech­nol­ogy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion sec­tors, we rec­og­nize the fun­da­men­tal role of those who work to pro­vide cor­rect infor­ma­tion.”

The fol­low­ing are the Green Flag win­ners for each cat­e­gory:

  • Agri-ecol­ogy: Zidaric Dario farm (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
  • Agri-farm­house: Tenuta Luisa farm (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
  • Agri-fam­ily: Valentini farm (Abruzzo)
  • Agri-IG: Baiocchi farm (Emilia-Romagna)
  • Agri-inno­va­tion: Wayland Italia agri­cul­tural com­pany (Piedmont)
  • Agri-web: Fattoria Poggio Alloro (Tuscany)
  • Agri-wel­fare: Cooperative Winery of Copertino (Puglia)
  • Agri-woman: L’Orto di Alberico agri­cul­tural com­pany (Lazio)
  • Agri-young: Carlini agri­cul­tural com­pany (Emilia-Romagna)
  • Agri-Med: HAK asso­ci­a­tion
  • Special Prize: Altura Vigneto agri­cul­tural com­pany (Tuscany)
  • Special Prize: Entroterra farm (Marche)
  • Special Prize: Masseria Forciniti (Calabria)
  • Special Prize: Cogecstre coop­er­a­tive (Abruzzo)
  • Agri-press International: Olive Oil Times

The award cer­e­mony was sched­uled for November 12 in the Protomoteca Hall in Rome. However, in accor­dance with the mea­sures to pre­vent the spread of Covid-19, the event was post­poned.

The exam­in­ing board has unan­i­mously awarded the Green Flag Agriculture 2020, in the con­text of strate­gic extra-farm’ ini­tia­tives in the Agripress-inter­na­tional’ sec­tion, to the inde­pen­dent pub­li­ca­tion Olive Oil Times,” Dino Scanavino, the national pres­i­dent of the CIA, said.

Now, more than ever, we are see­ing farm­ers and oper­a­tors in the sec­tor mak­ing great sac­ri­fices, but also show­ing great tenac­ity and ini­tia­tive,” he added.

Upon learn­ing of the award, Olive Oil Times edi­tor-in-chief Curtis Cord cred­ited the jour­nal­ists who cover news in Italy for the pub­li­ca­tion. They include Ylenia Granitto, who has writ­ten more than 220 arti­cles since 2015, and Paolo DeAndreis, who has authored more than 100 posts cov­er­ing devel­op­ments in the sec­tor.

I am pleased the Italian Confederation of Farmers has rec­og­nized the dili­gence of our jour­nal­ists in keep­ing read­ers around the world informed through their report­ing on agri­cul­tural devel­op­ments in Italy and beyond,” Cord said.



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