Bottom-up productions: Pollo di MonteSerano
“Nature has thought eveything out, I serve Nature with respect and trust”. These are the words of agronomist and farmer Luigi Emiliani. We meet Luigi at his farm, in the fertile land at the foothills of Monte Serano.
This valley has all the anthropic and natural qualities of the region: agricolture traditions of olive oil making, stretching wide and with a distintive high-land character. Luigi’s farm is embedded in the very character of this land, A sustainable open-air poultry farm made of: chickens, guinea fowl and turkeys all from outoctone breeds, and raised exclusively on pasture!
During our meeting we reflect upon food short supply chain, the benefits and opportunities ‘for consumers and farmers: on the demand side and’ strong motivation to contact the producer “who you know” and “who has good products; on the supply side can be beneficial for farmers to operate within a network of subjects, experience and tools, in order to “get used” to the commercial dimension of their work. Then there is the context of strengthening relations with the territory and those who cultivate it. Agriculture and rural areas, “can be the breeding ground in which to experiment new models, new forms, new behaviors.” Protecting agriculture is protecting ourselves given that that agriculture produces food the most vital and necessary thing of all things: food.