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Organic Best Practices in Italian National Parks

Organic and eco-sustainable farming is particularly suited to farms situated within parks, because it does not harm local ecosystems as it does not use pesticides and promotes biodiversity, improving biological links and creating ideal habitats for animal life. It also promotes grants that reward farmers for acting as “guardians/stewards of nature”.

An Italian project carried out by the Italian Association for Organic Farming (AIAB) for the Ministry of the Environment analysed Italian experiences of organic farming in National Parks in order to draw guidelines for the development of organic farming in protected areas which could be useful for the further development of organic farming throughout the Italian Protected area system. Also, best practices (organic excellences – implying a virtuous organic food production chain contributes to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the park) are identified which integrate the process of organic production with the development of the surrounding area.

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Publisher: FAO
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Year: 2017
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Country/ies: Italy
Geographical coverage: Europe and Central Asia
Full text available at: http://www.fao.org/3/a-bt403e.pdf
Content language: English
Author: Cristina Grandi ,
Type: Case study
Organization: AIAB and IFOAM-International

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