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During my studies, I carried out several small research projects.

In 2020, I completed my Master's Thesis on the revitalisation of Corsica's chestnut orchards.

I interviewed many Corsican chestnut farmers to better understand how to solve the ecological problems (chestnut gall wasp, blight and chestnut ink disease) that threaten Corsica's chestnut orchards.

You can also find other studies that I carried out on the profitability and the functioning of chestnut orchards, food forests and other agroecosystems composed of perennial crops.

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Below I have listed some projects I have worked on to show you what type of projects I can help you with (see Consultancy page).

- ORTU MUNTAGNOLU
I want to share the results of the ‘Ortu Muntagnolu’ project within the ‘I Chjassi Muntagnoli’ organisation with you. I have been working for I Chjassi Muntagnoli as a technical supervisor since 2022. The objective is simple: my colleagues and I revitalize abandoned land in the village of San Ghjuvanni di Moriani and we produce organic fruits and vegetables to sell directly to our customers. We are working on several projects:
-vegetable gardens in the village
-experimental site in syntropic agroforestry -rainwater recovery

From what I know in Corsica, our project is one of the first research projects on the subject of syntropic agriculture and I therefore look forward to sharing news with you. More information also on our Facebook page ‘Ortu Muntagnolu’ and my Youtube channel.

-Rainwater harvesting
Sustainable water management is a key aspect of regenerative agriculture. The main objective is to ensure that every drop that falls on a plot of land seeps into the soil. The Mediterranean climate is characterized by torrential rains which rarely occur. It is therefore essential to create infrastructure that ensures the infiltration of this rainwater when it falls (which is increasingly rare with global warming). Below you see a photo of a water retention system. rainwater that my colleagues and I put in place in Santa-Lucia-di-Moriani. This system consists of two swales - these are channels that follow the contour curves and prevent water from moving down the slope. After heavy rains, these swales fill and the water has the opportunity to infiltrate into the ground. If the swales risk flooding (too much water), an overflow must always be created. The swale in the photo below has a 1% slope. If the swale fills completely, the water flows into the ditch instead of flooding the area below the swale (and potentially destroying crops). More information in this video

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Research & Projects

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