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Agronomist can be also poetry and lives farming as a primitive art

Alessia Gambuzza, from Ragusa (Sicily), teaches us how to blend the pragmatic rationalism of science with inspiration, creativity and passion for agriculture

Alessia Gambuzza is an agronomist, with a degree in Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Sciences in 1998.
After graduation he continued training at the Faculty of Agriculture of Catania with a Ph.D. from the Department of Agricultural Engineering, he obtained the qualifications of auditors for quality management systems (ISO 9000) and environmental management (EMAS , ISO 14000) and has worked as an auditor with certification bodies. He has held teaching activities for IFTS courses on the themes of 'farming systems and technology in agriculture. He has done the profession at a group practice of architects, and agronomists. E 'director of the Order of Doctors of Agronomy and Forestry of Ragusa.
Since 2000, the family is engaged primarily in Ragusa, deal with technical-agronomic, integrated pest management, organic farming and environmental management.

-Why do you decide to make business in farming?
There was a choice of passion. I decided rationally, out of respect and responsibility, to continue the work already undertaken by my family. It may seem a paradox but the passion came after a few years.

-Do you feel more a peasant, a farmer or a business woman?
Entrepreneur. I am also an entrepreneur in making the home.
-A definition of farming.
I attribute a meaning to the word ancestral agriculture, call primitive art. His science, agronomy, rationalizing, or making obscene or sublime.

-An adjective for defining the world of farming.
Uncoordinated, the bonds between the links in the chain.

-A keyword for the future of farming.
On reflection, coordination. Between production techniques, distribution, information.
-A model men.
I think Mario Levi, and Israel has achieved brilliant results in biological control and above all, has released all over the world his method: the constancy to persevere, study approaches, to teach others and make them available to everyone.
-Someone to… go to the hell.
I can not think of anyone, perhaps because I can not think of hell.
-A book concerning the rural world you’d suggest to read.
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. A book is now dated, but fundamental in having helped to create an awareness of respect for the environment.
-Your favorite book.
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ Jose Saramago
-Your favorite song or composition.
Blowin 'in the Wind, Bob Dylan
-Your unforgettable movie.
Among the many foreigners who come to my mind I choose an Italian, "We just have to cry," Benigni - Troisi

-What would you like to find after passing away?
The embrace of a loved one. To me of my grandmother

by T N
03 january 2011, Food Notes > The Farmers