Budapest, 2022

As European economies
seek to transition away from environmentally destructive (agri)cultural practices, in the face of climate change and in the aftermath of COVID-19, those who inhabit rural landscapes are central to the socio-ecological transformation of europeanterritories. Often neglected by research, policy, and the greater narrative of ‘progress anddevelopment’, rural peoples are on the front line of many environmental and social crises ofthe 21st century, yet they are central to upholding the resilience and success of any food systems. Using a participatory approach, this research seeks tounravel small-holder farmers’ embedded understanding of their territory and thesocio-ecological processes that have shaped, shape, and will shape, the past, present, andfuture of the Italian Landscape.