You go to a supermarket and you find what you want regardless of whether it is its growing season or not: plums, mangoes and melons in January. How is this possible? This is possible because our agri-food system backbone is based on overproducing food.
A regenerative agriculture vegetable garden absorbs up to 30 times more CO2 per year than a conventional one17 de June 2021Ángela Justamante
The LIFE Polyfarming project has carried out the regenerative agri-food model for five years in an abandoned farm located in Catalonia. After these years, the project has demonstrated its profitability and potential to fight against climate change and rural abandonment. The experience has also resulted in the 'Polyfarming Manual', a regenerative agri-food model guide with a scientific basis, the first in Spain. The Manual and replication sessions of the model in Extremadura and the Basque Country aim to encourage the change towards the regenerative model.
Euromontana incorporates Polyfarming as an example of good practice in the European management of mountain pastures5 de May 2021Ángela Justamante
The European LIFE Polyfarming project, coordinated by CREAF, is included as an inspiring model in the recently published manual of good practices 'Sustainable management of mountain pastures' promoted by Euromontana.
More than 90% of Earth's agricultural land will be degraded by 2050, according to the recent article ‘Let’s #StopSoilErosion to ensure a food secure future' published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). A degraded soil is infertile and can seriously reduce its agricultural performance. Recovering the fertility of degraded land is therefore essential for a region to move towards greater food sovereignty.
The Life-Polyfarming regenerative agriculture project, coordinated by Planeses and CREAF, has recently published six videos in which they explain, in an informative tone, the agricultural and livestock techniques carried out in the pilot farm in La Garrotxa, Catalonia. These techniques aim to recover fertile and profitable soil in a way that respects the environment.
Polyfarming is a regenerative agriculture project that combines forest resources, livestock and crops to recover a fertile soil in Mediterranean mountain areas. The project, co-financed by the European Commission's LIFE program, is led by the CREAF and the Planeses farm, where it is carried out on a real scale.