Increasing the productivity on Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) olive oil
Reconstruction plan for Protected Designation of Origin olive oil producers supported by Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding
The company Società Agricola Tenuta Cesarina Srl. is located in the Municipality of Rome within the Marcigliana Nature Reserve, a NATURA 2000 site.
The company set up the project to improve the quality and quantity of its production and become more competitive, while also preserving the attractiveness of the rural area where it is located. The restructuring plan included setting up a plantation of 15 hectares of traditional olive groves, building an oil mill, restoring the company’s warehouse and constructing a cereal weighing machine and a handling yard. Two photovoltaic systems (41 kw and 15 kw respectively) were also set up.
At the end of the company’s restructuring plan, the company will have converted part of the arable crop production into olive groves.
The company expects its revenues to grow continuously and proportionally once the new olive plantation becomes productive, between 2019 and 2020.
It is envisaged that one new full-time job will be created to manage the oil mill starting in 2020.