Competitiveness and sustainability of extreme viticulture in Pantelleria Island

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The environmental and land protection could be obtained promoting an agriculturalactivity that encourages the business competitiveness respecting thetraditions.In Pantelleria, ‘black island’ in the middle of Mediterranean, the viticulturalsurface has significantly decreased in the last years, causing a massive ruralexodus.The University of Palermo, to block this phenomenon and to contain the progressiveabandonment of vineyards, carried out several experimental proofs inorder to increase the mechanization of cultural practices in the vineyards cultivatedaccording to ‘alberello a conca’ farming system.In this context, the aim of this paper is to analyze as the process innovationscontribute to farm competitiveness and to the safeguard of a viticultural heritageunique in the world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalNew Medit
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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