Under the Tuscan Sun
Tuscan Farm House, oil on wood, 4"x5.5", (10cm x 14cm )
Southern Europe with an area of about 301,000 sq.
The variety of climatic and morphological conditions
Heterogeneous nature of the soil
Food is part of the rythm of life.
Enjoying a meal with friends or family is the main
ingredient of any Italian dish.
Sunday lunch is usually spent at some relative’s home
5% of Italians eat out on Sundays
95% are at home eating as much as humanly possible.
Tradition and regional diversity :
Every dish, even the most simple, has roots in the past and
traditions of that particular region.
Two cardinal rules of Italian cuisine
Eat seasonally - faithful Italian cooks would never eat
asparagus, tomatoes or artichokes out of the seasons.
1. agricultural history
PEASANT AND CAPITALISTIC FORMS OF AGRICULTURE
Till second WW, agricultural structure based on the
nature of the relationship existing between land
ownership, labour and entreprenuiral function
Over 90% of holdings have been classified within same
group as direct farming on own land (farms run directly
types of Food industry
Three different types of food
major ITALIAN crops
FRUITS (GRAPS, CITRUS FRUITS,APPLE, PEACHES,
GRAINS (WHEAT, MAZES, RICE)
NUTS ( CHESTNUTS, HAZELNUTS)
TRUFFLES AND MUSHROOMS
land Tenure situation
in Italy there are a number of ways of registering
ownership of the property
Sole and joint ownership
under Italian law, anyone with a share of a willed
property can insist on receiving their share …
(Common Agriculture policy)
Common Agriculture policy)
EU spent overEU billion on subsidies in 2008.
50 in General
Largest receipient of these funds was France (10.1
Has many different regions for specific production
methods and culinary traditions for quality control
Three quality logos : (1) PDO (2) TSG (3) PGI
1102 Registered Products
Water & Air Quality
Public Supports Proposal
Laws & Regulations Work
or Can be Changed
Enhance Use of
of CarbonBased Fuel
Invest in Research
Investment $$$ Available
Positive Affect on Local
Balanced Land Use
Recognized and Valued
What is Their Vision?
All Segments of
Society Share Wealth
Opportunity for Input
source and acknowledgement
‘From households to firms with
independent legal status: the spectrum of institutional
units in the development of European agriculture ’)
Paper prepared for presentation at the 94th EAAE Seminar