Alexandra Solomou – Institute of Mediterranean and Forest Ecosystems, Hellenic Agricultural Organization “Demeter”, N. Chlorou 1, 11528, Ilisia, Athens, Greece
3rd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2019 – Bratislava, Slovakia, October 24, 2019, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade; Printed by: SKRIPTA International, Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-80194-23-3, ISSN 2683-5991, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ITEMA.2019
Agricultural terraces and terrace walls are a conspicuous feature of the Mediterranean landscapes. The aim of the study is the contribution of agricultural terraces and terrace walls in the biodiversity conservation of the Kythira island. Analysis of the literature from the main academic resources databases and personal interview surveys indicate that agricultural terraces and terrace walls provide various goods and services, which are vital, and they are potential and interesting resources for the development of this area. It is noteworthy that agricultural terraces and terrace walls are an important habitat for biodiversity. Consequently, these landscape elements should be preserved and exploited as favor the components of biodiversity which are the source of our food and medicines, fibers, fuels and industrial products. The direct uses of the components of biodiversity contribute substantially to the economy and tourism development.
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