Farming for Health in Italy


  • F. Di Iacovo
  • S. Senni
  • J. De Kneght


The framework of Farming for Health in Italy is presented in this chapter. Starting from some historical features, we present practical experiences, institutional arrangements, relevant actors and main target groups involved in Green Care in Italy. The final result shows a peaceful but also dynamic situation from a geographical, technical as well as organizational point of view. Although mutually very different, Italian ‘social farms’ also share common features and some new arrangements. In any case most of the experiences are mainly informal and not well codified. Due to the lack of information, more details from some Italian regions are given in the text as well as some general conclusion