New member is Rocca di Cerere Geopark
Despite the incredible difficult time Magma Unesco Global Geopark is glad to announce that one more UNESCO Global Geopark has joined the #GEOfood brand: the Rocca Di Cerere Geopark from Italy, Sicily!
The territory is composed of 17 municipalities located in the real middle of the Island is characterised by an hilly landscape, cultivated with grain monoculture since the Copper Age (app.3200 b.C).
The diffusion of the grain culture has been strictly linked with the pagan cults of Dementra-Cerere which it gives the name to the Geopark as well.
In general, the high presence of quality artisanal products and agri-food products with territorial specificity (PDO, PGI), organic and valuable productions in the dairy, extra virgin olive oil and bread and pasta sectors, the great capacity to production and innovation in the fruit and vegetable sector, are the basic elements of the "Sapori di Demetra" network of typical products of the area.
The #GEOfood brand will be implemented starting from this already existing local network.
This area intended as a synthesis of the set of natural and cultural assets; it is deeply linked with the inalienable heritage of the local community, as a value capable of promote a different use of the territory and new forms of sustainable development, like #GEOfood undoubtedly is.
More info in the brochure