Membership in agencies and organizations



FederUnacoma is a member of AEF (Agricultural Industry Electronic Foundation), founded in 2008 by the most important manufacturers in the mechanical-agricultural sector and a number of industry associations in the sector for the purpose of making available to everyone in the field the know-how required so that technical issues as regards electronics for agricultural machinery and agriculture can be dealt with in a coordinated way.

The priority for the work of AEF is especially that of concern with ISOBUS, the universal protocol for communications between agricultural implements, tractors and computers chosen by manufacturers around the world.



Agrievolution originated with the World Summit on Agricultural Mechanization created and organized in 2008 by the Unacoma organization of the time which was held in Rome May 30 and 31 for the purpose of analyzing the trends on the markets of reference, developing relations between associations in the sector and providing those involved in these production chains with forecasts of economic trends in the primary sector in various areas of the world.

Agrievolution has become an international association which groups the acronyms representing agricultural machinery manufacturers in the leading countries of the world: CEMA representing the European manufacturers and the manufacturers’ associations in Brazil, South Korea, Japan, India, the United States, Turkey and Italy.

The specific activities of Agrievolution include monitoring demand for agricultural machinery and equipment in various areas of the world and dealing with associated issues such as safety standards and environmental compatibility in farm work and economic development models in various areas of the planet. Above all, there was the organization of a biennial forum on agricultural mechanization, held each time in different locations, and setting up meetings on specific themes, especially one for monitoring the world market in the sector by the Agrievolution Economic Working Group.

Agrievolution is made up of a secretariat and a Steering Committee, which can bring in figures who represent their association at a senior level. Those on the committee have the right, as Full Members, to participate and vote on all members. This means for the manufacturers’ associations which have organized the Agrievolution meetings as well as the for maximum number of three outside members, General Members, brought into the Steering Committee.

The president of the body is always the representative on the committee who organized the most recent forum whose term expires following the meeting of the forum whereas the vice president is named for the organization of the forum to follow.

Club of Bologna

Club of Bologna

The Club of Bologna was established in 1989 on the initiative and with the support of FederUnacoma and under the auspices of C.I.G.R. as an open association for the purpose of bringing together the leading world experts in agricultural mechanization at least once each year. All this for discussions on the preeminent issues of strategies for the development of the mechanical-agricultural sector in the various countries, drawing comparisons of different experiences in differing geographic areas and, at the end of the work sessions, formulating conclusions and recommendations with overall validity. These points are then submitted for the attention of the governments in the various countries as well as for that of researchers, workers in agriculture and the world of the mechanical-agricultural industries for activities which might be undertaken.

The club counts representatives from 42 countries and 103 Full Members named from the spheres of research, 72%, industry, 17%, and experts, 5%, who are flanked by eight Associate Members who follow the work of the organization.

The club is backed by Committee of Directors made up of 18 Full Members from 11 countries, 11 from Europe, 2 from the United States, one from Africa, 3 from Asia and one Australian.

The club’s offices of the president and the Technical Secretariat are quartered in the Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Milan and the Administrative Secretariat is located in FederUnacoma facilities in Rome.

Professor Luigi Bodria is the president of the Club of Bologna.

Coordination for manufacturing

FederUnacoma in 2010 started up manufacturing coordination for reviving competitiveness in Italian manufacturing industries along with the associations Amafond, Anima, Assofond, Assomet, Federacciaci (in the steel working and mechanical sector), Assocarta (paper production chain) and Federazione Confindustria Ceramics e Laterizi (ceramics-building materials).

This work of coordination is based on real conditions in an area which counts 4,500 enterprises and workforces totaling 615,000 and capable of accounting for one-third of Italian GDP and nearly 80% of the country’s exports. This coordination provides a unique opportunity for formulating proposals and contributing to the return of basic industries and real economic conditions to the center of the country’s political and economic debate.

Among the pivotal issues in the coordination work are those for assigning top priority to energy, taxation, infrastructure and re-launching exports.

Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation
Digital System and technologies for Agricultural Machinery and Farming
Irrigation Systems
Italian Implements Manufacturers Association
Italian Self-Propelled Machinery Manufacturers Association
Italian Tractors Manufacturers Association
Italian Components Manufacturers Association
Italian Garden Machinery Manufacturers Association