General description

The Agenzia per le Erogazioni in Agricoltura (AGEA) is both Italian Coordinating Body of the 11 Italian Payment Agencies and Payment Agency as accredited by the Competent Authority in according with the annex I of the EU Regulation No 907/2014. The Agency works at the instigation of ministries and the European Union.

AGEA on providing services to farmer/beneficiary and support the Italian Payment Agency harmonizing the CAP and IACS rules in the national context. The Agency works with the beneficiaries/farmers and abroad with governments, knowledge centres, international organisations and countless other partners.

AGEA carry out on the sport control in particular using remote sensing in all the Italy territory in order to determine the eligibility of the EU CAP schemes/measures requirements. Also AGEA is encourages beneficiaries, farmers association and its organisational in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business. It helps with application and grants, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations.


Role in the project

As the Italian Coordinating body and payment agency, AGEA contribution consists of :

  • Leading a Use Case on the use of Seamless Claims, ‘Payment rights & Traffic light (UC5b) for the modernisation of the CAP.
  • Leading WP4 Implementation Platform, in order to provide technical environment and for implementing services to ensure that digital solutions and e-tools (project assets) produced within the use cases meet defined standards and that they can be effectively re-used. This will include providing common technical services and monitoring the technology and innovation landscape to inform the project members.
  • Support the moderating action between EU Payment Agencies by using the Learning Network of EU Payment Agencies


Key persons involved

Salvatore Carfì is acting head of EU AGEA office in Brussels and coordinator of WP4. He has a lot of expertise in EU legislation, especially IACS, since he has worked as team leader in more than 15 EU project on IACS technical assistance and Twinnings as from 2001.

Francesco Sofia is the Head of IACS unit of AGEA and supervisor and has a lot of experience in exchange data between Payment Agencies for the IACS implementation.


Relevant publications


Relevant projects and activities

AGEA is involved in various Twinning projects, in SENA4CAP ESA Common Agriculture Policy, and in TAIEX activities