The National Strategic Plan for Rural Development 2007-2013 (PSN) has introduced the landscape as one of the strategig goals. With this decision the Italian Ministry of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies has decided to highlight the importance of the landscape, with the objectives and actions of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and of Rural Development. The Working Group “Landscape” of the Italian Ministry of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies, is involved in research in the relationship between the landscape and agricultural policies.
On the occasion of the National Strategic Plan for Rural Development 2007-2013, the Working Group “Landscape” has produced an issue paper on the role of landscape . Following the approval of the 2007-2013 Rural Development Programmes (PSR) in 2009 has also published the report “Landscape and Rural Development. The role of the landscape within the Rural Development Programmes 2007-2013 “.