Biodiversity in Sicilian Agroecosystems: the old fruit trees

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Cultural landscapes, with their agricultural ecosystems, are the place where the biodiversity of wild plants has been preserved and biodiversity of cultivates plants was generated. The current richness of fruit trees varieties is the result of a millennial process of introduction and domestication occurred in different historical periods and, therefore, closely linked to the people who come through Sicily.

One of the objective of the FP7 MEMOLA Project is understanding the processes of historical landscapes formation to draw strategies of preservation, diffusion and valorisation of the cultural heritage (both tangible and intangible) and of the environment.

For this reason, we are carrying out activities of dissemination in regards of cultivated plants biodiversity through workshops, training activities and this informative video.

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