Agriculture is increasingly underestimated and by now, a food price crisis is imminent. Just like in 2007 and 2010, a new price crisis is about to hit the market. What could happen would be the third such crisis in just five years. It would be a crisis in the already dire Italian economic situation.
The old traditions saw the Ariston theater rich in floral decorations. The flowers had now become a great symbol of the Sanremo Festival, but what happened for the 2012 edition? The scenography was set up with cold materials, the warmth and vivacity of the flowers, symbol of the Ariston Theater, are completely absent.
Going up to the terrace to collect peppers, courgettes and potatoes: growing in pots can be the ideal solution for those who do not have a garden but still want to grow vegetables and get good harvests. Not only ornamental plants go on balconies and terraces but a real home garden can be set up.
Other than soldiers and law enforcement, in an emergency the real heroes are the farmers. On Tuesday evening, during the episode of Porta a Porta, the public witnessed a live show where in Chieti, a group of soldiers was committed to cleaning the streets of snow. It seems that the service was a big hoax, to signal the background of the live broadcast. state Giampiero Riccardo, Regional Coordinator Youth Italy of Values Abruzzo.
Is it possible to hypothesize that in the not too distant future, man will leave the city to return to the countryside? Until today we read of excessive overbuilding and urbanization of the territory, we can imagine that soon we will be forced to "reclaim" cemented territories and transform them back into "earth".
Italian farmers are frightened by international speculation and consumers should be too: unfortunately, awareness of what we eat has been lost and this damages human health, the environment and the national economy. If once farmers were afraid of pests and diseases that could affect the harvest, today they fear the speculation of the agri-food sector.
Peppers, aubergines, courgettes… there are many vegetables that can be grown on the terrace or on the balcony. Setting up a vegetable garden at home is possible and does not require excessive expenses. Growing in pots requires special precautions such as the choice of soil, fertilization and drainage, but with a little care nothing prevents us from setting up a real vegetable garden on the terrace.
A properly dosed mixture of household items can create the perfect pesticide. A combination of edible products such as soybean oil, olive oil and other vegetable oils can help farmers save their crops and defend them from insect and pest infestations. The nutrition of the entire world population depends on agriculture and every year parasites of all kinds endanger the stability of agricultural activity.
How to grow a vegetable garden? There are those who do it for passion and those for profession, in any case cultivating a vegetable garden means having a precious resource that promises to bring fresh and genuine vegetables to our tables, not to mention the economic savings that will follow. All people who own a plot of land, large or small, should use it to cultivate a vegetable garden and "reap" their satisfactions together with the harvest.
15,351 farmers who cultivate 79,200 hectares of land to produce 868,000 tons of fruit and vegetables. The policy of large numbers finally arrives in the agricultural sector where two producer organizations join forces in the wake of the Alliance for Italian cooperatives. The Italian agricultural panorama, finally, can count large numbers, starting from the fruit and vegetable sector where Finaf and Gruppo Mediterraneo, the two main producer organizations, have joined forces to create a maxi European aggregation which has a commercial production value of approximately 1.4 billion euros.
Agricultural by-products can be great resources in the energy field and, according to the Agroenergy Observatory, could contribute to the increase of clean energy production with 10 Mtoe per year. What is a mega toe? It is a unit of measurement for energy, exactly the acronym of "ton of oil equivalent" and represents the amount of energy released by the combustion of a ton of crude oil.
The Imu is the new housing tax that will weigh on the Italian budget even more than the old ICI. While most citizens resign themselves to the idea of the new payment, farmers demonstrate in front of the Chamber to protect the made in Italy agri-food production that is already facing numerous battles, including that against foreign multinationals.
Drought and pollution are a threat to the globe and they are especially so for activities that are in direct contact with Mother Earth, such as agriculture; but what if agriculture was the cause of drought and environmental problems? Man uses 54 of the fresh water that is available on the planet.
The Monti government has developed the package on liberalization, which closely concerns the agricultural world is article 62 which will bring a breath of fresh air to farms: if the article is approved! Large-scale distribution (large-scale distribution) is putting pressure on parliament and the consequences are small and medium-sized farms and consumers.
Imagine perennial wheat fields, crops that do not have to be planted every year in order to maximize the exploitation of agriculture for food. Making any plant perennial could be the turning point of agricultural engineering by stopping the food crisis and even climate change.
The days are getting longer, there is more light and the plants need more nutrients in order to revive their vegetation. This is the best time to fertilize the soil and have a prosperous flower garden. A good part of the plants in the garden and vegetable garden go through a period of vegetative rest during the winter.
Safeguard the uniqueness, quality and biodiversity of local products so as to give more value to the "Made in Italy". This is above all the reason for the unanimous coercion of the Italian regions to use GMOs in local agriculture. The Italian regions agree, they do not want genetically modified seeds to be grown on national soil.
Preserving biodiversity and ecosystems is one of the priorities of the European Parliament. The loss of biodiversity costs the EU coffers 450 billion euros a year. In this regard, parliament should receive a series of reforms of agricultural and fisheries policies. The parliamentarian Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, who states: "according to economists, 3 of GDP is lost every year due to the loss of biodiversity.
We talked to you about a new Common Agricultural Policy that would safeguard biodiversity, today we are talking about the CAP with the proposals of the CoR which foresee funds to innovate the territories and other policies that can facilitate the lives of Italian and European farmers. municipality has and must have a strategic role for territorial and economic development.
In Italy, over 60 of water consumption is linked to agriculture. A very high percentage that strongly affects the imminent water crisis that the planet will have to face. So how to save water in agriculture? There are two main solutions, one brought by technology and the other by ancient agricultural needs.
The earth is shaking, this time the victim is Emilia Romagna with an earthquake slightly less strong than the one that destroyed L'Aquila on 6 April 2009. Earthquakes destroy houses, cities and take away human lives, they strike indiscriminately causing extensive damage to the local economy. In Emilia the agri-food sector is also affected, which is one of the main activities of the area.