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HM-DVPHNFS - Ministero della Salute 


The Department of Veterinary Public Heath, Nutrition and Food Safety (DVPHNFS) is the government departments of the Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute) with most of the competencies for animal health, food and food safety and animal welfare at national level. It is the central authority that: coordinates and connects the activities of Istituti Zooprofilattici Sperimentali –IZSs, the main research bodies that actually perform the 90% of public research on Animal Health; promotes and decides the main research areas within the National Health Program on Animal Health, Food Safety and Animal Welfare and manages the National Reference Centres.

See also: the Department website

MIPAAF - Ministero Delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali 


The Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) is the main national funding body for agricultural, agro-food and forestry issues. It is responsible for the definition of national research programmes in all areas of agriculture and forestry.

The “Research and experimentation” office (COSVIR IV) of the General Directorate of the competitiveness for rural development of MIPAAF promotes and funds national research programmes and projects with duration of several years, investigating problems related to all aspects of a specific production chain (cereals, fruits, vegetables, industrial crops, etc.) and/or horizontal issues (biodiversity, soil-water-energy management, plant nutrition, plant pathology, mechanization, product transformation technologies).

See also: MIPAAF website