The territory of the Trulli and Barsento F/LAG is situated within the Province of Bari and covers a total of eight municipalities. Only one of which, Monopoli, is a coastal city, located on the Adriatic coast of Apulia.
The local economy of the area is predominantly based on agriculture activities, services and trade. However, the tourism industry has seen a recent upturn, due to an increased interest in the Apulia area’s medieval architecture (the traditional buildings of Trulli and Masserie) and the area’s archaeological and environmental attributes.
Monopoli is one of the most dynamic port on the Italian Adriatic coast and fisheries represent one of the most important aspects of the local economy. The main challenge for the fishing industry in the LAG area is the integration of economic development and environmental sustainability.
The LAG area’s territory includes the Site of Community Importance (SCI) under the Natura 2000 network called ‘Posidonieto San Vito-Barletta’ which covers a total area of 124.56km2 and 65km of coastline (with the aim of protecting ‘posidonia beds’, marine phanerogams, endemic to the Mediterranean Sea)
The local development strategy of the F/LAG aims to promote innovation within the fisheries sector to achieve sustainable economic development. In line with the previous experience of the Mare Degli Ulivi FLAG in the 2007-2013 programming period, the F/LAG will implement actions directed to:
National and regional
The F/LAG’s projects and ideas include:
In the 2007-2013 programming period, the Mare Degli Ulivi FLAG acquired experience in territorial marketing. In the current period, the LAG is interested in cooperation involving direct selling as a strategy to enhance the territorial marketing.
The LAG is made up of eight municipalities (including the coastal city of Monopoli), the Chamber of Commerce, several trade unions of fisheries, agriculture and handicraft and a University.