In Italy

Partners:

SSA

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa (SSA) is carrying out a study on biodiversity management aimed at pest control and conservation in Tuscan olive groves. The entomologist in our team has a 15-year old network with local farmers and the entomological team has provided an excellent case study performed in this region in the Quessa project. Results of the Quessa project clearly show that conversation biological control especially in organic olive groves has good potential. Therefore, this team is a perfect contributor to FRAMEwork as they can now start to collaborate with farmers in a farm cluster to involve a high number of local farmers in biodiversity-friendly olive grove management. The team will work with Aedit (developed app for olive growers) and Sportello Agroecologico Calci (objective is to involve citizens in sustaining the local olive and mountain agroecosystem).

The Agroecology team is focussing on functional approaches to target vegetation management to optimise ecosystem service provisioning.

The team is part of all relevant organisations in Europe related to Agroecology and Organic Farming. We’re collaborating with all these organisations and their channels will be used to promote results for the project.