The Archidamo III agricultural enterprise is founded on many years of family organic agricultural
experience, having therefore at its disposal all the necessary skills and competences relevant to
traditional production techniques and systems from which spring the true excellence of
Italian organic agricultural products.
ERNESTO MARIA BUONDONNO
Born in 1964, Neapolitan, with a degree in Law from the “Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli,
Federico II”, Ernesto has always been passionate about nature and bio farming and chose to
make this the basis of an in-depth study, entitled “Environmental Law and Legislation” at the
“Seconda Universita’ di Napoli” (1995 – 2000).
In 2000 he became an agricultural entrepreneur, setting up B.U.F.F.A.L.O. (Buffalo Feed and
Forage in Advanced Land Operations), a livestock farm in the Comune di Pignataro
An eco-friendly farm based on integrative agriculture, B.U.F.F.A.L.O. aimed at the production
of organic products with traceability of every stage of the cycle, the conservation of the
fertility of the soil and also the production of renewable energy with the realization of a
biogas plant using on-site zootechnical waste.
In 2018 Ernesto acquired, in conjunction with his nephew Enrico and niece Filomena Nardone
Aggiutorio, a parcel of agricultural land and founded the Impresa Societa’ Agricola Semplice
“Archidamo III”, aimed at the production of organic extra virgin olive oil, the improvement of
the centuries-old Salento olive cultivation and production as well as the enhancement of both
the landscaping and historical-architectural elements of the property.
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FILOMENA NARDONE AGGIUTORIO
Filomena obtained a Master’s degree in Law in 2019 from the “Universita’ degli Studi di
Napoli Federico II”, having graduated from the Classical Lycee “Umberto I di Napoli” in 2012.
She has always supported sustainable development and responsible progress for the
planet and to this end in August 2016 she travelled with her uncle, Ernesto Buondonno, to
Costa Rica and Panama to learn first hand the modus operandi of the international co-
operative for Fair Trade organic products, Sin Fronteras.
Filomena met with their Communications Manager, Natalia Lopez Espinoza, thanks to whom
she and Ernesto were able to visit several small cocoa plantations and witness their co-
operative model both as regards to agricultural development and safeguarding the land.
ENRICO NARDONE AGGIUTORIO
Enrico Nardone Aggiutorio was born in Naples in 1999.
Since early childhood, he has been an assiduous observer of and participant in, his uncle
Ernesto Buondonno’s farm (B.U.F.F.A.L.O.) activities.
In 2017 he graduated from the Classical Lycee “Umberto I” in Naples and, driven by his
interest in agriculture and safeguarding the environment, enrolled at the Faculty of
Agriculture at Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” to define and structure his
training aimed at eco-friendly agricultural production.
For the last two years he has been actively involved in the general running of the olive farm
Archidamo III, backing up his scientific university training with practical hands-on experience
in the olive cultivation and application of good eco-friendly agricultural practices and
He is dedicated to the production of Archidamo III’s products of excellence in the local