The RESTORE project aims to structure a network of partners which, through the re-functionalization of minor water schemes aimed at the recovery and enhancement of the landscape, agricultural and natural heritage, proposes the environmental objectives detailed below:
- enhance the context of sustainable agriculture for the production of local varieties with high added value and promote the local ecological network and biodiversity, on the one hand through actions to mitigate damage from fauna and on the other through the use of lesser water resources , of considerable help especially in conditions of water scarcity.
- also encourage the practices of “blue” agriculture, with particular reference to the B.R.F. (Bois Rameaux Fragmente) or fragmentation of the branches, which involves the spreading of chips of fresh branches, obtaining a natural blanket that protects the soil: the main purpose is not to have to irrigate the crops, but there is also a gradual enrichment of the soil itself. This technique generates environmental benefits, including erosion control, improvement of air quality (through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions) and agronomic benefits since it increases the organic substance of the soil, increases soil fertility, increases the ability of the soil to store water.
- implement measures to mitigate the hydrogeological risk through the operation of drainage works that intervene in the interception and removal of surface runoff waters and which encourage agronomic practices to contrast the phenomena of organic soil loss and surface erosion.
- create a flywheel for the protection and recovery of the natural, environmental and cultural heritage and above all for the enhancement of the typical elements of the agricultural and rural landscape with a prevalent environmental and landscape value, such as hydraulic mills, fountains, wells, intake works, realities involved in the project.
- disseminate the results in order to consolidate the partnership in achieving the collective objectives by extending the technical-organizational model presented to other realities.