Stefano Francia from Romagna was reconfirmed national president of Agia, the Association of young agricultural entrepreneurs of Cia-Agricoltori Italiani, by the VI Elective Assembly which took place yesterday in Rome. Thirty-three years old, agricultural entrepreneur in the fruit and vegetable and seed sector, France has already been regional vice president of Emilia-Romagna, Agia Ravenna coordinator and vice president of Cia Ravenna. He is currently also president of Condifesa Ravenna and of the Romagna Reclamation Consortium. In the words of the re-elected president of Agia-Cia – who thanked the delegates present for the trust they placed in his second term – the synthesis of an important path passed through the difficulties of the health emergency, but clear and effective in the objectives and interventions. “The war in Ukraine is once again changing the course of more recent history already marked by the devastating effects of the pandemic. More than a month after the conflict, civil rights have been trampled, international geopolitical relations compromised and national and European economies put in serious crisis, destabilized by the uncertainty of crucial raw materials such as gas and fertilizers. Agriculture is, once again, called upon to guarantee supplies and its young people to drive that ecological and digital transition, already central in our last four years of associative life and now truly decisive for the sustainability of the country and Europe. . It is this trajectory that we must continue to move now, addressing the projects of PNRR and Pac with more determination, competence and competence “. OFM to the training of young agricultural entrepreneurs and the representation of the category; scientific and technological innovation at the service of experimentation in the fields; digitization for the relaunch of internal areas and EU data governance, more equitable and inclusive for farmers, inter-professional dialogue for more tools suitable for risk management as well as international exchanges for integration and shared growth. “We must look clearly at the food, economic and even climatic scenario, in order to identify useful ways to guarantee safety, quality and global competitiveness – said the President of France -. It is necessary to dare to concretely support the 50,000 young agricultural and livestock entrepreneurs enjoyed by the country and who also represent 20% of the most interested investors in a sustainable and innovative way. For this reason, Agia-Cia continues to support the value of support for cooperation for generational renewal, forms of coaching finally young-retired people, today among the tools of development “. For Agia-Cia these are the foundations for the construction of a real ecological and digital transition of which the war has only increased the urgency, hitting the income of companies with rising prices and unsustainable production costs. A challenge that young people will be able to take up if supported above all in accessing credit and capital as one of the most important strategic levers for generational turnover in agriculture as also defined by the national strategic plan for the CAP 2023-2027. This is why from the VI Assembly of A why from the VI Assembly of A why from the VI Assembly of A why also the renewed collaboration with Crédit Agricole to offer young agricultural entrepreneurs associated targeted loans, supported by an ISMEA or FCG guarantee, for the purchase of components of land, structural and environmental improvements. With the support of Agia-Cia in the feasibility analysis, support interventions will be allowed, exclusively on the basis of the creditworthiness of the companies at the sole discretion of the Bank, oriented towards the long-term sustainability of the initiative carried out by the young entrepreneurs. “Looking at modernity today – said the national president of Cia-Agricoltori Italiani Dino Scanavino – means placing scientific, technological and genetic innovation at the center of strategies for the future and recognizing young people, including agriculture, as the guide. This is the obligatory path to take if we really want to choose a non-archaic approach to development and make good use of the 191 billion euros of the PNRR that look to green and digital. We need a Europe that recognizes agriculture as an economic centrality and an Italy faster in making decisions. Space for young people capable of training change, open to the world and promoters of participation, sharing and integration. We need to summarize and in this sense the work done over the years by Agia-Cia is commendable and that its VI Elective assembly, with the involvement of Ismea, Fao, Enea, Crédit Agricole, exponents of national and European institutions, represented well ”.