Living ICH: the micro-supply chains of the agri-food intangible cultural heritage of the Alps
SWOT Analysis to build governance scenarios.
Carried out within the context of the Interreg ‘Living ICH’, the study gathers and gives a structure to the knowledge of a few micro-supply chains of the agri-food intangible cultural heritage of 3 areas on the border between Italy and Switzerland: Valle d’Aosta and Entremont / Vallese; a few towns in Valtellina, in the province of Sondrio, and Valposchiavo; Val Venosta and the region of Bassa Engadina – Val Müstair.
Throughout the years, similar or common heritage practices have developed within these areas (and widely in the rest of the Alps), which today define local identities and determine cultural areas that differ from modern administrative borders.
The study aims at providing, through a description of the chain of the shared value of each micro-supply chain and a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), an assessment framework for the future elaboration of strategic actions to strengthen the governance of the alpine agri-food intangible cultural heritage.