The number one of the farmers’ welfare institution in conversation with Adnkronos on new projects and partnerships in the agri-food sector, and beyond
Driven to invest in agri-food made in Italy, in particular in the wine sector, but not only. This is what Giorgio Piazza, president of the Enpaia Foundation reveals, commenting with Adnkronos on the acquisition of 4% of Masi Agricola, a winery, managed by the Boscaini family, rooted in Valpolicella Classica, which produces and distributes high quality wines, anchored to the values of the Venetian territory, including the iconic Amarone.
“The entry into the share capital of the wine company Masi Agricola SpA highlights not only the desire to enter this sector, but that of investing in Made in Italy to help strengthen the agri-food assets of the supply chain and to promote an enhancement of Italian products “says the Enpaia number one.
But the financial investments of the National Insurance and Assistance Body for Agricultural Workers and Employees will not stop there and will have long-term prospects. “In June 2021, the Foundation purchased 50% of the shares of the Rubens fund from the Generali insurance group in whose portfolio is the Libeskind Tower in Milan for 160 million euros.” which is based on the desire to expand long-term institutional partnership operations, in order to maximize the risk-return ratio of our assets. Enpaia’s goal is to sell and reinvest in Rome, Milan and others. important Italian and European squares aiming at territorial diversification “says the president of Enpaia.
‘The role of the agri-food chain will be fundamental for growth and sustainability’
“Surely the role of the agri-food supply chain will be fundamental. – continues Piazza – As we highlighted in the Enpaia-Censis Observatory dedicated to the value of the food supply chain, during the pandemic period of 2020, the food expenditure of Italians amounted to 160 billion euro, + 1.9% real compared to the previous year, 75.8% of Italians had confidence in the supply chain and 80.5% bought ‘zero kilometer’ food products, thus enhancing local farms and reducing the use of means of transport that affect global warming. These data – he concludes – push us to see the sector as an important resource, both in terms of economic growth and in terms of environmental sustainability which represents the challenge to be overcome in the next years”.