Scrigni di biodiversità, il recupero dei terreni incolti e del paesaggio terrazzato

Menzione Speciale

Edizione 2019

Ambito A

Soggetto Proponente
Comune di StregnaFriuli Venezia Giulia, Italia

Since 2015, the municipal administration of Stregna (Friuli Venezia Giulia) has been carrying out important actions for territory and landscape restoration. The first and most important action was a decisive contribution to the foundation of the first land
association in Friuli Venezia Giulia with the support of the DiSAFA - Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin -,the San Paolo Foundation and the main farmers' associations. ASFO Erbezzo is a voluntary association, partnered by the municipal administration, that receives mandate from its member to enter into lease agreements on farmland managed by the association itself. It is an extremely innovative manner of addressing the thorny problem of land division and shared ownership in mountain areas. Currently, ASFO Erbezzo has seventy members
that enjoy rights on agricultural land, for a total of approximately sixty hectares that correspond to over four hundred land parcels. ASFO Erbezzo has given a decisive contribution to activities for the restoration of uncultivated land promoted by the municipal administration with the support of the FVG regional authority and the
Department of Agriculture of the University of Udine. The initiative is gradually consolidating and broadening, giving rise to new projects on trail building, restoration of terraced areas, and the enhancement of landscape and natural resources.

Scrigni di biodiversità, il recupero dei terreni incolti e del paesaggio terrazzato

Localizzazione del progetto

, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, Stregna

Motivazione della Giuria

The fragmentation of landed estates and the ensuing lack of land for farming and breeding is one of the main reasons why rural areas are being abandoned, above all in mountain regions. ASFO Erbezzo is an interesting example of how a collective action - especially when promoted and supported by local administrations - can positively
change a social and land use organisation that otherwise would not be able to reverse the gradual trend towards the loss of its own rurality. The Jury acknowledges the special value of this project, both for the effects it is gradually producing on the area directly involved and for its potential to give the example and inspire the
implementation of similar virtuous initiatives in other areas affected by the same abandonment phenomena.