Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA)
The Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) is an Italian public research institute with general scientific competence in the topics of agriculture, agro-industry, food, fishery and forestry. The wider regional facilities network allows CREA to extend its expertise and proficiency throughout the country in close relationship with Universities and local research institutes. CREA operates in the fields of research, technical assistance and policy advice. CREA is organized in 12 Research Centres and it employs over 2,000 people, half of whom are researchers and technologists. The Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy (CREA-PB), former INEA (Istituto Nazionale di Economia Agraria), is in charge for the editorial management of the Italian Review of Agricultural Economics (former Rivista di Economia Agraria - REA) since 1946.
The Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA)
The Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA) is the oldest and the largest Scientific Society of agricultural economists in Italy. It was founded in Bologna on 31st October 1961. About 350 members join the Society. SIDEA is a non-profit organization devoted to promotion and coordination of free, independent and original studies on economic problems in agriculture. SIDEA promotes the collaboration among professionals, who work in research, teaching and/or management in areas related to agrifood system, agricultural policy, rural development and
environmental management. SIDEA keeps permanent relations of cooperation with Agricultural Economics Societies of other countries and with international Agencies of agricultural economists, as well as with the
organizations and institutions engaged in the study and research in specific fields of interest for its members. SIDEA promotes the dissemination of scientific and agricultural economics culture through the publication of conference proceedings and journals aimed at an audience of researchers and decision makers.