Climate change series: Focus on olives
An account of the investment made by one English smallholder in the production of hot -climate crops such as olives, almonds, peaches and apricots.
Mark Diacono decided to take advantage of climate change to plant hot-climate crops on his smallholding in East Devon. These include almonds, olives and apricots and he is experimenting with kiwi fruit and other exotics. He believes that the substantial investment involved will be justified by the development of a more sustainable system than those associated with mono-crop enterprises as the planet warms. It will also help to re-establish the relationship between growers and local consumers.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Managing land for environmental benefit
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Horticulture > Fruit production
Additional keywords/tagshot climate cropskiwi fruitgreen manuresalmondsbeneficial insects
Providing inspiration and information on how to prepare your business for the impacts, opportunities, risks and responsibilities that climate change brings.Website
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