A Successful, Sustainable Alternative to Monocultures

In Italy, agro-ecological practices provide a thriving alternative to a production model that is harmful to the environment, people’s health, and the local economy.

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The first victories against intensive monoculture business are being recorded — forcing it to slow down and backtrack.

Organic farmers are using local biodiversity to fight the most dangerous threat to hazelnut groves — the parasitic stink bug.

Economic sustainability is within reach of organic producers, who intend to invest in projects that enhance local supply chains, closed business circuits, and the circular economy.

The good results in Tuscia have led local representatives from other areas to organize a national network to resist the advancement of hazelnut monocultures.

Many municipalities are moving towards the creation of biodistricts.

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