Internationalization of agri-food industry to fuel Italy's economy, officials say

May 07, 2014 1348

by Marzia De Giuli

The internationalization of the agri-food industry is "strategic" for the Italian economy, local officials said here on Monday at the opening of Cibus, the international fair on food made in Italy.

Although the sector was not spared by falling domestic consumption and therefore has lost some 14 percentage points in sales turnover during the recent economic crisis, its exports continued to be a major driver for the country.

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