Mario Catania

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Mario Catania
Mario Catania, Ministro delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali.JPG
Minister of Agriculture
In office
16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013
Prime Minister Mario Monti
Preceded by Francesco Saverio Romano
Succeeded by Nunzia De Girolamo
Personal details
Born (1952-03-05) 5 March 1952 (age 65)
Political party Union of the Centre
Other political
Independent (until 2012)

Mario Catania (born 5 March 1952) served as the Italian minister of agriculture under Prime Minister Mario Monti from November 2011 to 28 April 2013.


Mario Catania was born on 5 March 1952.[1]

He was the head of department of European and international policies at the agriculture ministry.[2] He was also part of the Italian Permanent Delegation to the EU in Brussels.[3] In November 2011, he was appointed agriculture minister.[3][4] He replaced Francesco Saverio Romano in the post.[5]

In 2012, Catania joined Union of the Centre (UdC) and was elected deputy, on With Monti for Italy coalition's lists. Catania's term as agriculture minister ended on 28 April 2013 and Nunzia De Girolamo succeeded him in the post.[6]


  1. ^ Government biography Archived 26 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ OECD webpage Archived 20 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Francesca Giuliani (16 November 2011). "The Who's Who of the Monti Government". i-Italy. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Italy's new government has minister name mix-up". The Telegraph. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Agro Minister sworn in despite president's reservations". La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno. ANSA. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Italian agriculture minister appointed". AGRA. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.