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Food and Agriculture in the Malcantone Region

A number of local producers are active in the Malcantone area, supplying a range of fresh and processed farm produce. In order to promote the sale of these products, the Malcantone Region has launched a plan to create a map of the food and agriculture in the Region as part of DYNALP. The idea is to enhance the local resources, make them more visible and present them in relation to the territory.

Aims

The objective of the "Food and Agriculture Map in the Malcantone Region" is to enhance the local resources, make them more visible and present them in relation to the territory. Enhancing local resources is one of the main pillars of sustainable regional development. The target is to promote the sort of sustainable agriculture that can create value for the community and for the territory.

Realization

The first step is data collection and creation of an IT database (data on kinds of produce, the offer of farm tourism, where to find the products). Step two: processing the data and creating maps. Step three: publishing a map of the food and agricultural offer in the region.

Impact

To complete the picture there will be a number of thematic articles on the various aspects related to the issue: characteristics of the Region, available resources, the landscape and the role played by agriculture in the economic and social fabric of the district.

Location

Agno, Bioggio, Caslano, Magliaso, Neggio, Ponte Tresa, Vernate, Astano, Bedigliora, Croglio, Curio, Monteggio, Novaggio, Pura, Sessa, Aranno, Cademario, Iseo, Miglieglia, Alto Malcantone

Involved

The main actors in the "Food and Agriculture Map in the Malcantone Region" are the farmers, the traders, the restaurant owners and possibly also local craftsmen. Furthermore both the ETM (Malcantone Tourist Body) and the Ticino Canton Forest Authority take part in the initiative.

Project costs

3'300.00 Euro

Contact person

Associazione Comuni Regione Malcantone
Roland Hochstrasser
Casella postale 18
6986 Novaggio / CH
Phone number: 078 / 737 54 49