Focusing on one of the most striking themes of today and decisive for the future of Baixo Alentejo, the free training course “Water and Soil Management: Good Practices for the Conservation of Water Lines and Erosion Control was intended to share knowledge and demonstrate adaptation measures for climate change already underway, replicable in scenarios of drought, degradation of aquatic systems and loss of productive soil.
These factors accentuate the risk of desertification and condition the fertility, ecological balance, and sustainability of agroforestry and livestock farms inserted in Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana.
The first part of this workshop took place indoor with presentations by Paulo Pereira (NBI) and Carla Antunes (University of Algarve) dedicated to the theme. Later, in the field, an explanation followed in one of the pilot areas of the +SOLO +VIDA Territorial Program where the measure to restore water lines will be implemented, located at the Sociedade Agrícola Vargas Madeira.
Planting groves, maintaining and restoring water lines are part of the strategy to combat desertification and adapt to climate change. These measures promote, respectively, the soil conservation and the restoration of its productive capacity, as well as a greater infiltration of the water that supplies the aquifers. Complementarily, the biodiversity of the livestock is preserved.