Here at Alqueva,
opportunities are fresh

Sustainable region

Alentejo in southern Portugal is known as an environmentally preserved region.
Traditional extensive and ancestrally developed dry farming in Alentejo has
safeguarded a resource that now shows promise for the new irrigated crops:
that resource being the soil. The combination of this factor with the modern
irrigation techniques, undertaken in a balanced way, with optimisation
of irrigation systems and the consequent harmony between the needs
of the plants and the effective flow rate of the various irrigation systems,
make the sustainability of a new form of farming and the conservation
of resources (water and soil) for the future a safe investment.
The permanent monitoring undertaken by EDIA, the project management
company, allows the baseline situation to be described and ensures monitoring
of the evolution of the different environmental descriptors, with special focus
on water, soil and biodiversity. This continuous monitoring also allows,
whenever necessary, management measures to be developed that protect
the resources, extending the sustainability intended for the region in time
and space. The equilibrium between an adequate and proactive environmental
management of natural resources (water and soil), the enhancement
of an entire area driven by the infrastructure of Alqueva, coupled with new
agricultural practices and irrigation technology, decisively contribute
to the sustainable development of Alqueva’s catchment area.

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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