Sustainability and integrated production – winning binomial for the mountain viticulture

- 24.11.2016 -

<< Sustainability and integrated production almost always go together in the mountain viticulture and today find also a concrete value in the resume  made by the Minister of Agricultural Politics, result of a coordinated and foreseen work, organising the protocols (of integrated agriculture) of the different Italian regions. This has been the comment added by the president of Cervim, Roberto Gaudio, during his intervention at the conference dedicated to sustainability and integrated production organized by CERVIM,  Chamber of Commerce in Trento, the Wine Consortium of Trentino which has directed it’s objective towards the perspectives of mountain viticulture.

‘’Has been a very important event  - added Gaudio –where have been discussed high technique subjects and where have been a deeply discussed also the perspectives of heroic viticulture. A world like that of the vineyard of high altitude which represent authentic islands of viticulture biodiversity and which are under the risk of extinction as a result of the high cost of production.’’

The Conference of Trento has been one of the  encounters aimed to prepare the fifth  International Congress of  Mountain Viticulture  and in Steep Slope that will be held in Conegliano (TV) between 29th of march and 1st of April and it is organised by Cervim in collaboration with CREA ( Viticulture Research Centre),  Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosseco DOCG Wine Consortium and Veneto Region. In the opening of the event, the senator, Franco Panizza, founder of the law that organizes the cultivation  of the vineyard and the wine commerce, approved by the parliament talked  about  sustainability as a fundamental element  of a kind of viticulture that values the environment. Panizza has even reminded  article 1 that recognizes the norm of the wine, vineyard and territories as fundamental elements of the Italian patrimony.

During his intervention, Giuseppe Ciotti, from the General Direction of the Rural Development of Mipaaf has been underlined as ‘’ in the viticulture sector as in the rest of the productive activity, the application of sustainable models  is already a must. The Mipaaf and the assessors of agriculture of the various autonomic regions. This kind of subjects are revealed precisely  according to the national guidelines and represent the national standard fully accepted even by private operators that operate on the transformation and distribution of the agricultural products’’.

It has been discussed  also about the mountain reality and therefore also about the Trentino which holds 10.200 hectars of vineyards cultivated by 7.600 viticulturists with a production that reaches almost 1.3 million quintals per year, equal to 1,3% of the national viticulture production, as mentioned by  Maurizio Bottura, researcher  of Edmund Mach Foundation. Since the 80’s  the autonomic region of Trento has proved a high attention to the subject of sustainable viticulture.  With the implementation of the National Quality System Of Integrated Production (SQNPI) the agriculture of Trentino is prepared to adopt the new rules and enjoy of the advantages that can come along with this new certification.

Among the technical interventions, that of Maria Chiara Ferrase from Equalitas, which has recalled the social and economic requisites of a sustainable viticulture system; therefore Barbara de Nardi from CREA-Conegliano, regarding the results obtained by the new ‘’resistant’’ viticol varieties.  Francesca Ceola – regarding  the national quality system of integrated production (SQNPI). Meanwhile at the  round table, other than Roberto Gaudio from Cervim, have also spoken Mauro Leveghi, general secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Trento, Graziano Molon, director of Trentino’s Wine Consortium and Renato Martinelli of the Autonom Provence of Trento (Agricultural Service).