L9 Madeira (PT)

Case study L9 SAVM: Sociedade Agrícola Vargas Madeira Lda (PT)

 

Municipality: Mértola – Beja district, Extension: 121 ha, Landowner: João Madeira.

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

   PROBLEM ANALYSIS
  • In some locations the Montado is degraded, most of trees are now gone or dying.
  • Low pasture productivity related to pasture never resting.
  • Feed reserves are needed.

SETTING GOALS

 Economic

  • Pasture improvement                                                         
  • Development of  additional income sources.                  
  • Costs reductions like fodder production.

Social

  • Creating more jobs

Environmental

  • Soil improvement and greening
  • Stop erosion
  • Protection of fragile areas and streambeds
  • Fire risk reduction
  • Restoration of degraded and abandoned Montado

   
 

 

 

 Climatic conditions and projections