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Nature Inclusive Olive Growing
A significant fraction of the earth’s biodiversity survives inside the Traditional Olive Orchards, which are human-influenced landscapes, that in many cases should be strictly considered “cultural landscapes” that represent a fundamental storehouse of the earth’s natural and cultural capital. Cultural landscapes like Traditional Olive Regions are geographic areas in which the relationships between human activity and the environment have created ecological, socioeconomic, and cultural patterns and feedback mechanisms that govern the presence, distribution, and abundance of species assemblages and local history. In fact they are a great culture heritage to be pass to the next generations as a high value cultural heritage. It is very important to understand how these landscapes are inextricably linked to tangible & intangible socio-economic environmental and cultural values. An entire culture based on the olive tree cultivation has been developed through ages and is apparent in the region’s traditions. The intergovernmental UNESCO Committee (decision 5.COM 6.41)define Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity. Over generations, indigenous communities have devised countless innovations to cultivate their surrounding environment for their livelihoods. This interaction with the earth not only supplied food and other fundamentals of pastoral living, but also nurtured traditions and culture whilst sustaining the wider ecosystem.
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