FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Itria Valley multifund LAG

Official name: 
GAL Valle d'Itria scarl
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-PUG-IT248
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The Itria Valley F/LAG occupies an area between the three main cities of the Apulia Region: Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. It is also called the Trulli’s Valley due to the presence of the traditional Apulian stone buildings. The shore is mostly rocky with small sandy bays, and it is characterised by Mediterranean scrub (“la macchia mediterranea”).

The local economy is mostly based on agriculture, tourism, services and fisheries with the Fasano municipality having a small fishing and recreational port. Fisheries is an important for local incomes, in spite of the lack of a local market or local processing plants.

Despite this, the fishing sector is suffering a crisis, and the number of enterprises is rapidly decreasing. Reasons for this decline include the need to maintain environmental sustainability, the over exploitation of fish stocks and a general lack of business culture

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

Regional park of coastal dunes.

Population
39 913
Surface area (km²)
132
Population density
303
Total employment in fisheries
105
Fishing: 
105

FLAG strategy

The main objective of the Local Development Strategy (LDS) is to create an integrated tourism and sustainable business system based on networks of local enterprises.

The LDS will support:

  • strengthening tourism through the creation of reception services for visitors, the environmental enhancement of seaside areas, and the development of new tourism related enterprises
  • promotion and awareness-raising regarding the local area’s assets from land and sea
  • recovery of biodiversity for production purposes for local farms and their diversification towards extra-agricultural activities, including diversification for fishermen
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
15%
Supporting diversification
5
65%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
20%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 000 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 000 000
  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Project examples

The LDS could finance the following project ideas:

  • Development of eco-sustainable tourism
  • the integration of different supply chains (from land and sea)
  • creation of camp areas for mobile homes along the coast and inland, development of agro-campings
  • diversification into tourism and other activities for farms and fishermen

Calls for proposals

Expertise & cooperation

The F/LAG has previous experience in cooperation projects funded by the EAFRD, including the LeaderMed, Salviamo Lucignolo, Pugliesi nel Mondo, Lapis, TEiNet projects.

In this programming period, the F/LAG is interested in developing national and international cooperation networks in order to develop the skills and competitiveness of fishermen, to innovate the fishing sector by introducing new technologies, to support the diversification of the fisheries sector into tourism, to develop pesca-tourism and sustainable aquaculture activities, and to foster employment for young people and women.

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

Chamber of Commerce, Municipalities, trade associations (CIA, Coldiretti Puglia, taranto- brinsidi- bari, Confagricoltura taranto- brinsidi- bari), private agriculture and social sector.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
153
% of public authorities and other: 
34%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
65%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
13
% of public actors: 
65%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Map

Contacts du GALPA

GAL Valle d'Itria scarl
 
Cisternino, 281
70010 Locorontondo (BA)
Italy
FLAG President:
Mr. Tommaso Scatigna
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Antonio Cardone
Languages:
  • Italien (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Advanced)
Publication date: 
25/09/2017
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