Raffaele Ciferri (May 30, 1897, Fermo - February 12, 1964, Pavia) was an Italian botanist and mycologist agronomist. He studied agricultural science at the University of Bologna. From 1925 to 1932 he was based in the Dominican Republic, where he helped to establish an experimental agricultural station in Santiago de los Caballeros for cassava research. While in Latin America, he also conducted research on diseases affecting the cocoa in Ecuador. In 1934-1935, he was stationed in Italian Somaliland, conduct organizational work involving agrarian services. In 1936 he was appointed professor of botany at the Faculty of Agriculture in Florence, and from 1942 onward, served as professor of botany at the University of Pavia. A prolific writer, he has authored more than 1000 articles published on topics that included mycology, plant pathology &physiology, microbiology, virology, lichenology, systematic crop, the agronomy, and the history of botany. The species that contain ciferrii epithet is named in his honour.
Agricultural organizations based in Italy
• Academia di Torino Agriculture
• Associazione Agraria Subalpina
• Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia
• International Land Coalition
• Istituto per l'agronomico oltremare
The Accademia di Agricoltura di Torino (Agricultural Academy) in Turin was founded as Società Agraria di Torino May 24, 1785 by an edict of Victor Amadeus III, King of Sardinia,"to promote the public interest in cultivation of land mainly in happy Her Majesty's dominions, in accordance with the two relevant rules and respect their different natures.
The Associazione Agraria Subalpina (subalpine Agrarian Association) was founded in May 31, 1842, under the patronage of Carlo Alberto, King of Piedmont-Sardinia by a group of 36 intellects, landowners and politicians from piedmontese nobility and the bourgeoisie. Its main objective was the promotion of an efficient agricultural practices in the Piedmont, but in the absence of effective political organization in the kingdom there was no parliament, no political parties, no elections and no press free before the Statuto Albertino of 1848-it also provides a focus for the passionate political debate.
The Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, or about "National association of Formers" is the Italian national agency responsible for the administration of sheep and goat rearing. It maintains the herd books for more than a hundred indigenous breeds of sheep and goat. It records reproduce the numbers and submit twice a year to DAD-IS, and keeps records for all sheep and goats in the country. The Edmund Mach Foundation, formerly Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige (IASMA) is an institution and the agrarian wine academy located in Trentino, in the northeast of Italy. It was founded in 1874 when the regime of Tyrol in Innsbruck decided to exposed an agricultural school and research station in San Michele all'Adige, in order to improve agricultural practices in Tyrol. The Lombard-Venetian enologist Edmund Mach was the first director of the academy and the institute has developed a reputation for work in viticulture and oenology.
The Council for research and experimentation in Agriculture CRA) is an Italian public organization based in Rome and overseen by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests. The CRA is active in agriculture, agro-industry, fisheries and forestry. The ILC aims to build the capacity of its supporters and partners through people-centered development.
The Institute was established in 1904 inflorence by Italian agronomists and tropicalists as the Italian Colonial Institute in order to promote the study and systematization of the tropical environment and agriculture to implement the vocational education and training of technicians and migrants, in the agricultural field.