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Climate change: Avocado cultivation instead of citrus fruits in Sicily? - Opportunities and risks (BIOFRUITNET Video)

{Tool} Climate change: Avocado cultivation instead of citrus fruits in Sicily? - Opportunities and risks (BIOFRUITNET Video). Creator(s): Ancona, Francesco; Verrastro, Vincenzo and Alföldi, Thomas. Issuing Organisation(s): CIHEAM Bari - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari. (2023)

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Document available online at: https://youtu.be/2BqDgow74Dg


In this video, Francesco Ancona talks to Vincenzo Verrastro about the opportunities and risks of growing avocados in Sicily. The avocado is one of the tropical plants that comes closest to the needs and characteristics of citrus cultivation. The avocado does require certain soil and climatic conditions to thrive, these are discussed with the producer in this video.

Summary translation

In questo video, Francesco Ancona parla con Vincenzo Verrastro delle opportunità e dei rischi della coltivazione dell'avocado in Sicilia. L'avocado è una delle piante tropicali che più si avvicina alle esigenze e alle caratteristiche della coltivazione degli agrumi. L'avocado richiede determinate condizioni pedoclimatiche per prosperare, che vengono discusse con il produttore in questo video.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Avocadoes in Italy? What is possible.
What problem does the tool address?:Climate change threatens many traditional crops grown in the Mediterranean region, like Sicily. Climate change is leading to milder winters in Sicily.
What solution does the tool offer?:The cultivation of avocados is becoming a realistic and, above all, economically interesting alternative to citrus cultivation in the Mediterranean.
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:climate-smart agriculture, tropical fruits
Agrovoc keywords:
climate-smart agriculture
tropical fruits
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Italy
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Biofruitnet
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Special crops > Fruit
Italy > IAMB Mediterranean Agronomic Institute Bari
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:862850
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/50785, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1681644671150301186, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/pfbid0PSKNJLbcNeCdkjjW14anDChWpFX1jfBEMQjSzgxk6fmX3KQFB3Ezj6SfCnbSTS17l
Project ID:OFK
Deposited By: Dietemann, Lauren
ID Code:50785
Deposited On:17 Jul 2023 13:03
Last Modified:19 Jul 2023 12:49
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, French/Francais, Italian/Italiano, Spanish/Español

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