trees planted
surface planted
91 Ha


Created in 2015 this project aims at:

  • Restore Montado ecosystem through tree planting.
  • Generate income for farmers through productive tree planting.
  • Promote sustainable agriculture and agroforestry systems.
  • Improve landscape scenic beauty.


It is a great suport for us, smallholders, so we can broaden our horizons and support our planet.” – Tânia Costa



Baixo Alentejo province, Portugal


Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Associação de Defesa do Património de Mértola (ADPM)


Conventional and young organic farmers


16,328 planted trees

Local partner

The Associação de Defesa do Património de Mértola is a Portuguese NGO created in 1980 to take part in the sustainable development of Mertola (Alentejo). Its actions support farmers willing to strengthen the sustainability of their farms (organic farming, integrated production, permanent crops, extensive grazing…) Since 2008, a program was launched to support young farmers interested in organic production.

Plantation models

Species planted

Pilriteiro - Crataegus monogyna

Pilriteiro – Crataegus monogyna

Pereira Brava - Pyrus bourgaeana

Pereira Brava – Pyrus bourgaeana

Freixo - Fraxinus angustifolia

Freixo – Fraxinus angustifolia

Rosmaninho - Lavandula stoechas

Rosmaninho – Lavandula stoechas


The participants of this project are conventional farmers interested in innovative sustainable agricultural practices as well as young organic farmers.



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