The partners of Project ALPTER has decided to start a discussion on some topics concerning terracements, their management and recovery. The forum is open to everybody interested in these subjects.
The terracements in the Alps have hosted for centuries the agricultural activities that sustained the population. Still, at the present time, the cultivations to plant in a terraced area must be (...)
The existing topomaps do not identify normally more than 50% of the terracements present in an area; yet, such data are necessary for any consideration about recovery and even more for any (...)
The agriculture on terracements is closely linked to the problem of natural risk, in many a way: on one side the terraced structures offers a ’spontaneous’ form of defence against landslides, but (...)
The technical plans are not sufficient to start a process of recovery in an abandoned terraced area: indeed, many other issues must be considered for such a work, as the social and economical (...)
The present situation of terraced mountain areas is such that agriculture can hardly sustain by its own the local economy. Tourism can become in this sense a major contribution to support the (...)