During the second WORKSHOP, programmed as part of the activities of identifying the models of realization of a Living Rural Lab in the pilot area of Trasimeno (RAIN principles), UCT&SOGESCA were able to define objectives, actions and needs. Below they are summarized according to the different and pre-important agricultural areas of the territory.
Stronger connection between: agriculture, tourism, environment and territory, according a circular model.
Creation of an identity manifest of the territory that illustrates the above defined.
Strengthening the integration between different economic activities through a physical and digital network.
Creation of a territorial brand that indicates and summarizes the main elements of quality, assurance, healthiness and safety of the products and services of the area.
Cereals and horticulture: reduction of use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, reuse of straw and stock, recycling of organic waste.
Olive cultivation: reduction of pesticide use, reuse of woody and green biomass, recycling of sanse, peanut, vegetation waters and washing.
Viticulture: reduction of use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, reuse of pruning, pomace, lees, etc.
Fish farming: reduction of the use of chemicals, reuse of waste material (e.g. fishmeal), recycling of packaging material, etc.
Forests: reduction of energy consumption, recovery of woody biomass, reuse of carpentry and industrial material.
Agritourism: reduction of water and energy consumption, recovery of organic material (e.g. catering), reuse of waste material (waste, water, biomass). Practical Examples: production of renewable energy from woody biomass for heating rooms , sales items on local markets, recycled consumer material (e.g. dishes, paper, plastic, etc.).
Digitalization Examples in use:
- Olive oil supply chain (digital control of chemical and organoleptic parameters).
- Cultivation in greenhouses and hydroponics (digital control of irrigation and fertilization).
- Fisheries (processing, packaging and sales processes).
- Open field irrigation (computerised irrigation systems for resource saving).
- Digital platforms for meeting the supply and demand of products and services.
Written by Paolo Burini from UCT.