Agriculture and Zootechnics
The Agricultural, Forestry and Grazing ServiceThe Agricultural, Forestry and Grazing Service comes from the will of the Park Authority to establish a facility able to foster - through actions focused on the agricultural-zootechnical and forestry sector - the integration and the connection between the institutional goal of safeguarding the environment and the types of territorial use and sustenance of the community inhabiting the Protected Area. Such organization aims to be a junction working within a territorial structure characterized by an extreme heterogeneity of the rural areas, to foster, in the sphere of the development policies, the safeguard of the agricultural ecosystems, of the quality products and of the genetic resources.
The mission is to satisfy the actors involved in the agricultural-forestry field as much as possible, through a careful analysis of the needs and problems, working to increasingly improve both their activities and the services offered by the Park Authority.
Each initiative promoted by the Agricultural, Forestry and Grazing Service is based on the need to direct the operators of the primary sector towards a new model of competitive and sustainable agriculture, according to the idea of a wise and long-lasting use of the resources. The predetermined goal that should follow the application of this model is the progressive increasing in the perceived quality of the agricultural food products at the moment of consumption, thanks to the combining of their organoleptic and sensory features with the typical aspects of the territory where raw materials are obtained from.
The quality of the agricultural zootechnical productions, that is a direct expression of the environment's natural essence, represents a form of distinction and a real surplus value that the Agricultural, Forestry and Grazing Service has to promote and make known. On this basis, the mountain zones - even the outermost ones - can play a fundamental and active role in the economic development, redeeming their role in comparison to models that favor growth reasonings focused on the urban and industrial areas.
The many projects that the Service has launched and that it will go on proposing, aim at achieving the defined goals from the social perspective respecting the ecological needs, such as the creation of appropriate levels of competitiveness under the conditioning of the environmental safeguard, the persisting of business, agricultural and forestry activities guaranteeing balance and protection in the whole protected territory and, finally, the enhancement of agriculture's "multiple" functions.
The members of the Agricultural, Forestry and Grazing Service:
- Silvia de Paulis (person in charge) (Degree in Agricultural Science)
- Giorgio Davini (Degree in Agricultural Science)
- Elena Curcetti (Degree in Food Technology Science)
- Luca Schillaci (Degree in Animal Production Science)
- Daniele Di Santo (Degree in Forest Science)