Shadow has become rare in Salento, the southernmost part of Apulia, Italy. The thousands of farmers who live and work on the tip of Italy's heel are well aware of this. In the summer, when temperatures can reach 45 °C shadows provide them with a precious and vital refuge from the sun.
This resource, taken for granted by many, is so vital to them that in January 2020 an association called “Manu Manu Riforesta!” was set up, with the aim of gradually thickening the foliage of the local vegetation and bringing shadow back to the lands of Salento.
A little over 150 years ago, the situation was different.
Read more: https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-02-04/Why-Italy-s-olive-crisis-presents-an-ecological-opportunity--XAhDT4tvkQ/index.html
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