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An Italian couple gives their lands for free to those who practice sustainable agriculture. It’s a ray of hope for young people and the environment.
The increase in people enrolling for the agriculture department and the boom in organic products are clear: young people want to return to work the land. This is one of the positive effects of the economic crisis: unemployment is tackled by going back to the land. There’s who works family lands, who rent out cooperatives’ lands, and who decides to invest savings purchasing cultivable land. The only limit is economical. Yet, thanks to Mrs Lia Taddei this is no longer a problem.
“My husband and I own private lands in Piedmont and Tuscany, inherited by our families,” writes Mrs Taddei in her advertisement. “Since we work in completely different fields, and our age doesn’t allow us going back to the land, we thought it would be interesting giving them for free, or maybe with a symbolic rental, to young people with sustainable agriculture projects.”
With the aim of giving their lands for free to young people willing to embark on sustainable agriculture projects, Lia Taddei and her husband Franco Rabezzana proved to be supporters of youngsters’ activities and the environmental aspect that could derive from lands’ negligence. Soil fertility protection, landscape and biodiversity safeguard, the fight against cemented rural areas, the social aspect of giving lands to young people are all principles contained in Lia Taddei’s advertisement.
Many people applied to the “young project” section of the website Antiche Terre with the aim to begin this experience. The hope is that this initiative will be not the only one, but together with others will spread the importance of keeping lands healthy whilst giving hope to young people.
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