Partner La Junquera starring a video made by Patagonia

Multifunctional and regenerative farming is gaining momentum. Last autumn Patagonia visited the farm with a film crew and they made a short documentary about how our project partner La Junquera is dealing with climate change, an emptying countryside, and more complicated farming systems. After four days of filming we had been able to show them the different crops we produce (almonds, apples, pistachos, aromatics, vegetables), as well as the different projects that supplement the farm and work in [...]

2020-09-15T16:59:10+02:00September 15th, 2020|La Junquera, News|

The countryside should not be aging, but regenerating

In rural areas like the Altiplano in Southern Spain there are many challenges of which graying and outmigration of young people are very important ones. As more and more people leave the small villages many of the facilities of these villages close too. We see all around us that schools close, supermarkets, and bars.  People leave for many reasons like lack of jobs, livelihoods, opportunities and inspiration. At La Junquera we try to be an example for people [...]

2020-06-29T16:43:25+02:00June 29th, 2020|La Junquera, News|

eTOMATO partners collaborates with the Society for Ecology Restoration

La Junquera has been in quarantine for the last month but this has not stopped us from being active with our projects. Now more than ever it is important to diversify our farming practices as we see all over Europe that it is hard for farmers to keep their heads above water as supply chains are challenged, tourists have disappeared and education has come to a halt. On our farm we are lucky to be able to continue [...]

2020-04-21T11:20:29+02:00April 23rd, 2020|Farmers, La Junquera, News|

How to become a rural entrepreneur

Part of multifunctional agriculture is didactical agriculture, sharing knowledge with others. At La Junquera we do that through the Regeneration Academy, which regularly hosts workshops on farming and rural entrepreneurship.   In the second edition of the Rural Entrepreneurship Course we introduced one of the most interesting topics for the participants and in many cases more difficult for them to develop: marketing and sales. The objective of this session was that at the end the entrepreneurs would have an understanding [...]

2019-11-26T18:43:44+02:00November 28th, 2019|Farmers, La Junquera, News|

Multifunctional Farms: Let’s Start from Bees

One of the ways La Junquera farm is working on becoming more multifunctional and diverse is by attracting different agro-entrepreneurs. Together with these entrepreneurs we are trying to find ways to involve more business opportunities on our farm and beyond. One of these efforts is sustainable beekeeping which has much added value to the farm, the yields, natural areas, biodiversity and an ever-shrinking bee population in the area andon a global scale. We work together with Agrolavia, a [...]

2019-10-11T18:10:26+02:00October 5th, 2019|Farmers, La Junquera, News|

Farming Business: This is How We Do It

One of the challenges of these times is that farms can no longer rely on agriculture alone to earn their income. As climate change increasingly affects yields, farmers must diversify their farming practices to survive. Therefore, young people are looking for options in addition to managing their farms that can provide the additional income needed to have a decent life in the field. In La Junquera, Murcia, Spain, The Regeneration Academy organized the first sustainable entrepreneurship course for [...]

2019-10-11T18:16:38+02:00July 1st, 2019|Farmers, La Junquera, News|

The way eTOMATO partners make use of multifunctionality: the example of La Junquera (ES)

Another partner of the eTOMATO project is La Junquera, in the Murcia province in the south of Spain, where the sunlight and the enthusiasm abound. La Junquera farm works together with the students of the Regeneration Academy on the ways it is possible to accomplish the transition to a different type of agriculture, known to the community as Regenerative multifunctional Agriculture. This means that La Junquera is diversifying its activities to become more resilient and that it is [...]

2019-10-11T18:20:43+02:00April 24th, 2019|Farmers, La Junquera, News|