Assisi-Spoleto Olive Groves Recognised as First Italian GIAHS site by the UN

Assisi-Spoleto Olive Groves Recognised as First Italian GIAHS site by the UN

The Umbrian “Olive groves”, stretching through the six towns of Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Trevi, Campello sul Clitunno and Spoleto, have been recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as new site of the prestigious Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS). It is the first Italian site recognized by GIAHS.

This nine-thousand hectares-wide area is an ancient and resilient exemplar of sustainable agriculture, which has for long integrated human need with the surrounding nature. The local inhabitants, since the Etruscan era, have in fact developed a rich culture around the cultivation of oil, leading to the creation not only of an extremely high-quality product, extra-virgin olive oil, but also to a landscape of outstanding beauty and historical relevance, ripe with teachings on sustainability practices.

Posted on 2018-07-13 Home 0

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