Italy: Irrigation for spiny artichoke in Sardinia will be funded with 17 million
Innovation & Technology
Published Dec 7, 2023
The Nurra Reclamation Consortium will use funds from the Pnrr and regional funding to renovate the irrigation pipeline from the Bidighinzu reservoir in Sassaresse. This project aims to increase the agricultural area in the Sassari region, particularly for the cultivation of the PDO spiny artichoke. The irrigation efficiency intervention will also save approximately 700,000 liters of water, contributing to water resource conservation.
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With the funds, the Nurra Reclamation Consortium will carry out a complete restyling of the irrigation pipeline from the Bidighinzu reservoir in Sassaresse Fifteen million euros from the Pnrr and 2,200,000 euros from regional funding, with one year to supply water to the Valle dei Giunchi district, in the Sassari area, where, with long-term planning, the area could be increased fivefold of one of the most productive areas of the north-west of Sardinia, today covering approximately 170 hectares, known above all for the cultivation of the PDO spiny artichoke. This is the objective of the Nurra reclamation consortium with the complete restyling of the irrigation pipeline from the Bidighinzu reservoir. «An infrastructure that is now obsolete – explained the president of the consortium body and of Anbi Sardinia, Gavino Zirattu –. The process was long and complicated, yet we managed to close the procedure, awarding the works within the established timescales." Save 700 thousand liters ...