What is the goal of the investment?
Develop a smart and sustainable agricultural/food supply chain, reducing its environmental impact thanks to "green" supply chains that can bridge the strong infrastructure gap which the country suffers from and improve logistics in the agri-food, fishing and aquaculture, forestry, floriculture and nursery sectors.
For this investment, an additional € 1,2 billion is expected to be financed by the Complementary Plan.
- Reduce the gaps in standards of living
Italy has a strong gap in infrastructure: it is eighteenth in the World Economic Forum 2019 ranking on infrastructure competitiveness. The investment in agri-food logistics - which includes an additional 800 million Euro financed by the Complementary Plan - is aimed precisely at bridging this gap. It plans to improve the sustainability of the sector, reduce the environmental impact of transportation and take action on traffic in the most congested areas; optimise the storage capacity of raw materials, in order to guarantee the differentiation of products in terms of quality, sustainability, traceability and production characteristics; facilitate the export capacity of Italian agri-food SMEs; improve the accessibility of freight distribution centres and hub services as well as the logistical capacity of wholesale markets; promote the digitalisation of logistics and product traceability; and reduce food waste.
Reduction of the environmental impact of the transport system in the agri-food sector
Strengthening the export capacity of Italian agri-food SMEs
Ensuring product traceability
Reducing food waste