2021 - 2022 Sustainability Goals

Libellula is a story made up of farmers, artisans and ancient traditions, of people who choose to participate in sustainable and responsible agriculture.


When you Adopt an Olive Tree, you not only become a part owner in an olive grove, but you also contribute to our 2021-2022 Sustainability Goals. 

Planting new olive trees will allow for the renewed growth of the olive oil industry in Sabina.

Restoring five acres of abandoned olive groves will bring back to health about 230 olive trees, which suffer from neglect and are unproductive.

The accomplishment of both these goals will create significant rejuvenation of land in the Sabina region.

To each individual who adopts an olive tree, we will share a monthly report on the progress of our Sustainability Goals that will also include updates on the life cycle of the trees (pruning, fertilizing, harvesting, plowing, etc.), events in the village of Montelibretti, a social report, and new collaborations.

Together we want to build networks and synergies with other players in the area, leading Libellula to become a network that cuts across geographical and cultural boundaries.

Olive trees are part of the solution to climate change. Francesco Serafini, the head of the Environment R&D department of the International Olive Oil Council, gave a speech about the role of olive trees as a sustainable lever to mitigate climate change. “If the proper agricultural practices are applied, in a mature semi-intensive olive orchard with average crop yields, an olive tree can fix 10t CO2e/ha/year.”

The planting of new olive groves and restoration of abandoned groves will continue to be a useful tool to combat global climate change.