University of Valencia

La Huerta just around the corner

Published on: 23/10/2012 05:19

In Europe, measures to protect the native nature-rich landscapes have broad public support. However, the historical environments of agriculture, which traditionally supplied to towns and villages do not seem to have that same public support. Rarely, measures are implemented to preserve a landscape and a way of agricultural life seriously threatened by the globalized system of food
exploitation. The region of La Huerta de Valencia has one of the world's most fertile soils and composes a unique environment both for its scenic beauty and heritage assets. It has a unique and fundamental feature: reflects a historical and equitable system of the use of water for irrigation that still remains since its creation in the high middle ages. At present, the future of this characteristic Mediterranean landscape is at stake.

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