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The socioeconomic impact is a priority in project actions. We believe in the social utility of our research and we have a responsibility as scientists. Cultural landscapes are the result of a coevolutionary process and, in the case of mountain areas, have shown enormous resilience and efficiency throughout history. However, at present, many of these systems are in the process of abandonment and marginalized in a highly economic context.
For mountain landscapes and their agricultural systems modernity has meant above all the end of many traditional activities and the gradual disappearance of many of the connected know how. However, in the context of global and climate change, these systems are a guarantee of sustainability and an example of balance with nature that should affect populations that live within them.