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DORA farm is made now of 6 olive orchards, all spread in the same area and managed according to the principles of extensive agriculture and agroecology…and with some passion for historical ecology and GIS!

DORA is in the advisory board of the H2020 project "NewBie. New Entrant netWork: Business models for Innovation, entrepreneurship and resilience in European agriculture", which will facilitate the development and dissemination of new business models, including new entry models, to the full range of new entrants into farming.

Do you know that small-scale agriculture has a direct impact on climate change adaptation?

As stakeholders involved in the LIFE project "OLIVE4CLIMATE", we are engaged in reducing farming inputs to increase the sustainability of our whole supply chain, in compliance with the carbon footprint standard ISO 14067.

DORA is a member of the Expert Working Group “How can environmental regulators support businesses to improve the outcomes of their operations for biodiversity, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector in Europe?”, within the HORIZON2020 project EKLIPSE.

5° official harvest and production of "Le gemme di DORA"

After several months of field work to choose the most interesting spot to work with, finally DORA has included more hectares of ancient olive trees.

This time the challenge is since these trees have been abandoned for years. That's why we want to work with them: their ecological and cultural value is immense, and they deserve to be protected. 

With the opening of the first ARKET store in Regent Street (London), our extra virgin olive oil will be used to give an international touch to the Scandinavian recipes created by the chef Martin Berg!

Glad to announce we are members of TP Organics , the European Technology Platform for organic food and farming research! 

DORA awarded as 2nd farm in Italy for best practices at Vinitaly, Verona.

And the documentary  about the farm has been released!

Workshop on environmental sustainability from 14th- 20th March within our international cooperation project CRISTAL.

Many thanks indeed to all the project partners, who have come in Sicily from the deep North, and to all the people we have had the privilege to meet along the way in Villarosa, Ustica and Palermo!

A great honour to be case study in the 2nd international edition of CABI´s "Food and Wine Tourism. Integrating Food, Travel and Terroir", out in the bookstores in April 2017!

DORA´s deepest gratitude goes to the authors, Erica Croce and Giovanni Perri, who believe in our passion for terroir as the overall framework for all the farm activities.

DORA is the 2nd farm in Italy for best practices, according to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture! And we have been directed in the making of a professional documentary by Adriano Sforzi, young and talented film director, winner of the prestigious David di Donatello.

4° official harvest and production of "Le gemme di DORA"

"New entrants in agriculture reflect the richness of agriculture in Europe as well as the diverse ways to shape entrepreneurship in primary production” says Tessa Avermaete, our colleague in the EIP-AGRI Focus Group on New entrants into farming...and finally our final report is ready!

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