The Socioeconomic Impact of Truffle Cultivation in Rural Spain1

  title={The Socioeconomic Impact of Truffle Cultivation in Rural Spain1},
  author={Nicklas Samils and Antoni Olivera and Eric Danell and Susan J. Alexander and Christina Fischer and Carlos Colinas},
  journal={Economic Botany},
The Socioeconomic Impact of Truffle Cultivation in Rural Spain. Commercial black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) plantations have been promoted in Europe with the intention of benefiting rural economies while conserving biodiversity through the expansion of oak woodlands. In this context, a socioeconomic study was conducted around the town of Sarrión in eastern Spain, where government subsidies have supported oak reforestation and truffle cultivation in unproductive hilly areas since 1987… 

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