Il modello dell’agricoltura familiare tra sostenibilità e innovazione


  • Luigi Mundula Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Architettura, Università di Cagliari, Italia
  • Luisa Spagnoli Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, Italia



family farming, innovation, sustainability


A process of “rewriting” rural territories is currently underway, based on the importance of the ever-present connection between landscape and agriculture, which enhance the social value of both categories. In recent decades, in fact, agriculture has begun to express a new, different and more “conscious” meaning: its value does not consist just in its capacity to provide goods and services, but also in its possibility to create new territorial identities, new values, a more effective “relationality” between producers and consumers, new business and local development models, and new opportunities to rebalance the relationship between town and countryside. Similarly, the rural landscape has been interpreted as a continuous process of social construction. The new reciprocity between landscape and agriculture was evaluated starting from the analysis of the family farming model. To get a better idea of the performance of this kind of enterprises it was conducted an assessment at local-scale using as case study the agritourist farms in the Valle di Comino.