La Junquera, an example of good practices in multifunctional agriculture

La Junquera (Spain), i.e. the partner farm affiliated to the University of Granada (Spain) in the eTOMATO project has been recognized in the Spanish national press as an example of good practice.  Last week, it was published how Alfonso Chico de Guzmán, a trained farmer, manages to recover the fertility of the land in a semi-arid environment of southeastern Spain. Link to the article: The work philosophy at La Junquera is very clear: "We are managers of [...]

2021-04-30T10:08:16+02:00April 30th, 2021|News, UGR|

Antonia’s Farm

For this article, we spoke with a Bulgarian farmer about her pathway that lead her to have a farming business of her own. Hello, my name is Antonia Georgieva. I am a farmer and the main activity I have focused on is the greenhouse vegetable production. I grew up in a family of farmers and this had a great influence on me and my choice for my future realization. My education is in line with this activity and [...]

2021-04-19T17:57:58+02:00April 20th, 2021|AUP, News|

Reforestation Efforts at La Junquera

At La Junquera farm (Spain) we have planted over ten thousand trees this winter to restore the degraded natural landscape. We have found two main challenges during the process. The first one was the selection of species. The farm is located at 1200m above sea level and the region presents a semi-arid climate that has an extreme variation of temperature between seasons (from -15º in winter to 36ºC in summer) and scarce and erratic precipitation (average 350-400ml). These [...]

2021-04-06T11:10:35+02:00April 6th, 2021|La Junquera, News|

Volunteers at social farm Tallaart vzw

February 27th till March 7th is a week dedicated to volunteers. This is the perfect opportunity to put our volunteers in the spotlights. Without them, the work on a social farm would me far harder than it is. We host a group/individual on different days of the week. Those people struggle with a certain issue which makes it harder for them to be fully included in our modern-day society. That’s where we jump in. We offer them a [...]

2021-04-06T11:05:04+02:00April 6th, 2021|gebroeders vercammen, News|