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The agricultural revolution in Sicily – Back to ancient grains

Translated from the article ?versatt fr?n artiklen

The revolution of Sicilian peasants, 3,000 hectares of ancient grains against multinationals. The return of biodiversity in agriculture, partly from the local wheat. To improve the environment, nutrition and health.

Ancient grains are back in Sicily. They return to reconstruct landscapes and enrich the biodiversity of agriculture which for decades was reduced to a few species selected to a super wheat island that was one of the granaries of the Roman Empire. Officially now is only 500 hectares, but there are those who speak of 3,000. The farmers who are switching to organic and the recovery of local seeds grow from year to year, they are associated, they set up food chains and create culture, instead of just agriculture.

“I converted 100 hectares of the family land to the local grain” says Joseph Li Rosi, one of the strongest supporters of the return to the past in agriculture, “and I am the guardian of three local varieties, Timilia, Mallorca and Strazzavisazz”. The sow keepers of botanical rarities, devoting at least 10 hectares in each culture, engage in historical research and to maintain the purity of the seed. Li Rosi, farmers for generations, is also a president of the Simenza association which brings together seventy producers “but another hundred are ready to go,” assures Joseph. The idea is, in addition to conservation, is cultivated fields made of a mixture of seeds, a diametrically opposite process to the modern technique, which seeks uniformity, the standard in favor of quantity.

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Sicilianska b?ndernas revolution, 3000 hektar av gamla s?deskorn mot multinationella f?retag. Avkastning av den biologiska m?ngfalden inom jordbruket, dels fr?n lokalt vete f?r att f?rb?ttra milj?n, n?ring och h?lsa.

Forntida s?deskorn ?r tillbaka p? Sicilien. De ?terv?nder till rekonstruera landskap och berika den biologiska m?ngfalden i jordbruket som i decennier reducerades till ett f?tal arter som valts ut till en supervete? som var ett av spannm?lsmagasinen i det romerska riket. Officiellt nu bara 500 hektar, men det finns de som talar om 3000. Jordbrukare som ?verg?r till ekologiskt och ?tervinning av lokala fr?n v?xer fr?n ?r till ?r, de ?r associerade, de s?tter upp matkedjor och skapar kultur, i st?llet f?r bara jordbruk.

“Jag konverterade 100 hektar av familjens mark till lokala s?d”, s?ger Joseph Li Rosi, en av de starkaste anh?ngarna av ?terg?ng till det f?rflutna inom jordbruket, “och jag ?r v?ktare av tre lokala sorter, Timilia, Mallorca och Strazzavisazz” . F?reningen ?r v?rdare av botaniska rariteter, ?gnar ?tminstone 10 hektar i varje bruk, bedriera historisk forskning och att uppr?tth?lla renheten hos uts?det. Li Rosi, b?nder i generationer, ?r ocks? en ordf?rande f?r Simenza f?reningen som har sjuttio producenter som medlemmar, “men hundra till ?r redo att komma med”, f?rs?krar Joseph. Tanken ?r, f?rutom bevarande, odlade f?lt gjorda av en blandning av fr?n, en diametralt motsatt process till den moderna tekniken, som syftar enhetlighet, standarden till f?rm?n f?r kvantitet.

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