trees planted


The Agricultura para o future project takes place in the region of Alentejo in Portugal, one of the hottest places of Europe, and aims at developing agroforestry practices with local farmers in order to improve their resilience to climate change, secure their production, increase and diversify their revenues, and preserve biodiversity as well as water resources.


Baixo Alentejo province, Portugal


Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Associação de Defesa do Património de Mértola (ADPM)


Conventional and young organic farmers

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

More information


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


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