The Italian site is located in Calabria, in southwest Italy. Its local economy is still based mainly on agriculture. However, frequent droughts and floods and the ever-stronger human influence on the territory has led to land degradation phenomena and aggravated stress conditions on land resources. Furthermore, water soil erosion has been responsible for desertification processes.
The challenge is to address the consequent agricultural crisis and land degradation sprouting from the neglect of farms by demonstrating the feasibility of the Cocoon and converting the land into fertile soils as well as to offer an economic alternative for farmers.
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