Alife, land of "Cipollari" and onions always. Ever since, that is, a large slice of the local economy was based on the production and sale of this versatile bulb.
No particular fact has weakened the production over the years, only the normal removal from the earth has left many young spirassero to a well-being that more and more apparent it shows. But progress means evolution, as well as a full circle, now is the moment of the return to the land and for Alifana to onions.
To want this back Antonietta Melillo, a young alifana always with the ball to return to Earth until at his farm in 2012, he has jumped headlong into a project related to the community of Terra Madre food: "I Cannavinari Sannio Alifano ", bringing together young people who believed in the potential of our healthy area rich in biodiversity.
Thanks to the stubbornness of Antonietta has opened a new path in front of the alifana onion. The alifana onion is inserted in the list of Traditional Agri-products of the Campania Region, recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
And a few months ago is a Slow Food Presidium, thanks to a path taken with Gal Alto Caserta.