GAL AND THE NETWOK OF PRODUCERS...
its role within a Local Action Plan (PAL, Leader II, Community
Initiative Programme), GAL
"Leontinoi" intends to carry out a "Network
of producers aiming to promotion, exploitation
and safeguard of the red
orange and of its by-products according to biological
and environmental friendly strategy".
The main purpose is to increase production and to start an integrated
bio-marketing strategy on the territory.
Target of the project are both local farmers, who are to be driven
to biological production, and consumers, who are to be led to
The territory involved in the Leontinoi project covers the Towns
of Lentini, Carlentini and Francofonte. A deep vocation for citrus
production is shared by the three towns of "Leontinoi lands"
taking part to the Local Action Group.
In order to manage the project, SPATA, winner of a public contest
on the measure, has drawn a complete plan:
education and training for farmers on environmentally friendly
promotion and exploitation of the red orange in partnership with
the "Association for the safeguard of the Sicilian Red Orange
involvement of all operators in order to adopt a common
introduction of biological and integrated control strategies
to all local farms.
planned activities have met great interest and common agreement
among actors involved.