ARPO is an Association of Abruzzi sheep/goat breeders, which was founded in 1988. Its mission concerns promotion and assistance for its members, in order to improve the quality of their products, working conditions in the sector of sheep breeding and professional training. The association also promotes information about the correct zootechnical procedures, updating over the various phases of breeding, marketing and transformation of products. In order to reach these goals, ARPO has provided a technical structure to create publicly funded programs on a county, national and European scale, with a view to fulfill social purposes. Over the years, ARPO has promoted information campaigns and training courses, has defined product quality standards, has supported research, innovation and marketing, has given assistance to bring the products up to food safety standards (traceability, labelling, organic certification), has intervened in the relationship with the public authorities and the distribution channels.

  • protect TRANSHUMANCE
  • create OCCUPATION in the mountain areas
  • promote a longer PRODUCTIVE CHAIN
  • communicate the values of rural way of life
  • develop projects to boost ECONOMY

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ARPO MISSION

protect transhumance, create occupation in the mountaing areas, promote a longer productive chain, comunicate the values of rural way of life, ...

DEFENS OF THE HERDS

the best protection for sheep and goats is a skilled shepherd with the aid of valid dogs, good at guarding and leading the herds...

WHITE WEAPON

This is an unofficial name to define a local breed of dog, the “pastore abruzzese”, this dog is able to discourage any predator from attacking the herd...

MOBILE DAIRY

have allowed a large number of small farmers to process milk all year round, as they could move their dairy then up to high altitude...

THE WOOL ROUTES

old tradition and old crafts. It's refers to a mantle of boiled wool, used by shepherds in the mountains of Abruzzo...

ENVIRONMENTAL LIFE

The program to return the predated sheep to ensure that the shepherd can be the guarantor of the stay of the wolf...

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