Agromafie. 2nd Report on agri-food crimes in Italy 2013

Italy is home of good food, quality food and unique products. Much of the credit for this special feature goes to the agri-food sector, which has always been the jewel in the Made in Italy crown but which is unable to shake off its Cinderella role. In addition to the crisis, the appetite of the mafia has made the development of this vital sector for Italy’s economy even more complicated in recent years. The Camorra, Cosa Nostra and ‘Ndrangheta have once again been able to be ahead of the times and for years now have had their hands on a business, that of the agri-food industry, whose turnover is around 14 billion euro a year, 7 of which comes from the agricultural production alone.




From Italian sounding to Italian laundering by Gian Maria Fara


Italian stories

Made in Italy olive oil

White gold: buffalo mozzarella


Illegal trafficking of wood materials


Chapter 1 – The New Forms of Italian Sounding

What food leaves behind. Producers’ responsibilities and consumers’ rights

Italian food companies bought by foreign groups

Italy controls, Europe opens its borders. EU agri-food legislation between practical difficulties and guilty shortcomings

Agri-food products in border areas: data from the Customs Agency

The tools for change: training and the dissemination of knowledge


Chapter 2 – The “dis-value” chain

Analysis of price formation

Farmers and consumers: a shared poverty


Chapter 3 – Territorial Crime

Case studies:



Porto Torres





Chapter 4 – From evil to good: returning to the community the assets confiscated from organised crime

The liability of legal persons for environmental crimes and agro-crimes


Chapter 5 – Criminal activities

Mafia infiltration in the agricultural sector

The law enforcement system: the role of the forces of law and order



Defaced territories, recovered territories

File Indice

Summary Document

Criminal’s hands on agriculture and Italian-made products



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