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By Mauro Agnoletti, Francesca Emanueli

The ebook collects a variety of the papers awarded on the assembly held within the context of the Joint Programme at the hyperlinks among organic and Cultural variety (JP-BiCuD). spotting the inextricable hyperlink among organic and cultural range, the United international locations academic clinical and Cultural association (UNESCO) and the Secretariat of the conference on organic range (SCBD) joined forces, and in 2010 introduced the Joint Programme at the hyperlinks among organic and Cultural range (JP-BiCuD). the 1st assembly for the implementation of the JP-BiCuD used to be held in Florence (Italy) in April 2014 and produced the UNESCO-sCBD Florence statement, which highlights the idea that of biocultural variety. the ecu rural territory is predominantly a biocultural, multi-functional panorama, delivering a very important and potent area for integration of organic and cultural variety, suggesting the necessity to revise a few of the present innovations for the overview and administration of biodiversity.

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E. main soil covers and land use). e. Meeus 1995; Barbera and Cullotta 2012), and their relative most representative characters (physiography, crop/cover types, rural architectures), compared to the transversality inherent in the definition and historical path of the polycultural Mediterranean garden 32 G. Barbera and S. Cullotta 2 The Traditional Mediterranean Polycultural Landscape as Cultural Heritage … 33 Italy (Agnoletti 2013) based on a more diversified environmental approach, including also cultural, historical and social aspects; it presents more than a hundred case studies distributed through the country as a preliminary study conducted in view of the compilation of a national register of historical rural landscapes and traditional agro-forestry practices.

Homer, trans. Butler 1900). ) surrounded by a dry stone wall. For example, in the Italian landscape (which is very representative of the entire Mediterranean area’s geography, environmental variability and history), the presence of fruit trees is generally celebrated with authoritative testimonies by the geoponic Latin writers: Columella, Pliny the Elder and Terrenzius Varro. ” (Varro, trans. Fairfax 1918). Fruit trees can be effectively identified as the most distinctive trait showing environmental diversity as well as the complex course of human history so clearly legible in the traditional Mediterranean landscapes.

For example, in the Italian landscape (which is very representative of the entire Mediterranean area’s geography, environmental variability and history), the presence of fruit trees is generally celebrated with authoritative testimonies by the geoponic Latin writers: Columella, Pliny the Elder and Terrenzius Varro. ” (Varro, trans. Fairfax 1918). Fruit trees can be effectively identified as the most distinctive trait showing environmental diversity as well as the complex course of human history so clearly legible in the traditional Mediterranean landscapes.

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