• Project title: Land of chestnuts - Prostor kostanja

  • Priority task: Economic cooperation
  • Project measure: Measure 2.3 - Cross-border cooperation in the primary sector

  • Project code: BAFVG223431
  • Users: Taipana Municipality
  • Partner:
    Farm "Borgo dei meli" (Stregna)
    Farm "Dugaro" (Stregna)
    "Torre, Natisone e Collio" Mountain Community
    DBADP - Department of Applied Biology in Plant Protection - Udine University
    Farmers' Association (Cividale del Friuli)
    "Kambreško" Local Community
    Občina Kanal ob Soči
    Udine Province
    Tourist Association "Kolovrat lig" (Kanal ob Soči)
    Recreational Tourist Association "Globočak" (Ročinj)
    Udine University
    Slovenia Forest Service - Tolmin Regional Unit

  • Description: This project stems from the need to foster the agricultural and commercial recovery of one of the most representative and typical products of the Natisone Valley: the chestnut. This initiative mirrors a similar project which was financed in Slovenia by Phare-CBC Programme (Small project fund) and intends to increase the visibility of the territory, to contribute to the tourist development of the area and to lead the other local agricultural produce, both through promotional activities and by means of a pilot project, aimed at the experimental recovery of the chestnut tree through phytopathological initatives. In particular, the project envisages some pilot actions to prune and restore centuryold chestnut trees; analysis and treatment of phytopathological problems which affect local chestnut trees; cross-border exchange of agricultural knowledge and experience; promotional actions in favour of chestnuts and other typical local products; special events aimed at increasing the number of tourists in the Italian-Slovenian border area; actions which foster a better use of the environment; organization of common services. An essential part of the project focuses on promotion and new marketing strategies on both sides of the border, thus fulfilling the need to maximize direct sales of typical local products. To this end, the chestnut festivals will be fostered and, thanks to the information campaigns carried out in the neighbouring areas, the product will acquire more importance and visibility.
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  • Project data begin: October 2005
  • Project data end: December 2007
  • Approved costs: 193.400,00 €
  • Region / Statistical region: Gorizia, Obalno-Kraška, Goriška, Primorsko-notranjska


The official documentation of the CBC Programme Italy-Slovenia 2007-2013 is available in Italian and Slovene version only.

Programma Operativo
Approvato dalla UE con decisione C(2007) 6584 del 20 dicembre 2007

Rapporto ambientale

Piano di comunicazione
Approvato dalla Commissione europea con comunicazione n. 5387 in data 30 giugno 2008