Here at Alqueva,
opportunities are fresh


The diversity of crops planted in the Alqueva irrigation zones has been
increasing. The dominant crop has been olives, currently accounting
for around 50%. The new olive groves installed in Alqueva have allowed
Portugal to become self-sufficient in terms of olive oil, after decades
of deficits.
The second most chosen crop by farmers is maize. It is a new crop
in the region that achieved record production figures in the last crop year.
Tomato, onion, garlic, melon, watermelon, poppy, fruit trees (clementine
orchards, table grapes, and others) and dried nuts (almond and walnut
trees) are also produced in the Alqueva irrigation zones, alongside
the traditional cultivation of vineyards, cereal and forage crops.

Recent News

EDIA provides free
geographic data

With the purpose of participate in promoting economic and social development of Alqueva region, EDIA makes available, free of charge, its geographic data.

The Land Exchange
of Alqueva
has about 1500 ha available

Plots are registered on the National Land
Exchange site, with a total area in Alqueva
of about 1500 hectares.

EDIA cooperates
with the banking sector
to support farmers

EDIA signed a cooperation agreement
with four banks, with the objective
of supporting entrepreneurs and farmers
wishing to invest in Alqueva.

Cinco Reis – Trindade Irrigation network enters into operation next irrigation season

5300 hectares of irrigation area, adds to the 68000 hectares already in operation, and it is expected the entry into operation of more 14000 hectares very soon, totaling about 88000 hectares in 2015 campaign.

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