Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Emilia-Romagna canal and its fruits
EXPERIA South of the Po - The Emilia-Romagna canal and its fruits
We depart from the Po river (Salvatonica di Bondeno) next to CER’s water intake structure, a large canal carrying water that is vital for Romagna’s specialised agriculture. The canal is the result of a struggle for land reclamation and agricultural development that the people in Emilia Romagna have pursued for centuries. The region’s economic development and wealth depend on the water flowing in the canal. Irrigation techniques are experimented here for a range of cultivations, young farmers assess opportunities for entrepreneurship, it’s time to go back to the land.