Fundación Monte Mediterráneo, a foundation dedicated to the management of “Dehesa”, an agroforestry ecosystem in Andalusia, Spain.
Rural topic(s): Places to be (work in progress), Agroecology and agroforestry
Type: Narrative story
Date of writing: August 4, 2021
Organization(s): Fundación Monte Mediterráneo
§ A few words on Fundación Monte mediterráneo
The foundation was created in 1992 animated by the World Exposition EXPO’92 in Seville. The aim was to put into practice with a concrete example what had been declared in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 as “sustainable development”. The adventure of a sustainable and ecological development in an Andalusian ecosystem – the Dehesa – had begun. Since then it follows the tradition of managing the ‘dehesa’, the Spanish name for grazed oak groves, which are mainly found in the southwest of Spain.
The philosophy of the exploitation of the Dehesa ecosystem is sustainable and ecological, i.e. traditional exploitation methods are applied in order to provide a source of income for the population that lives off the agro-silvo-pastoral resources. At the same time, these methods aim to conserve and enhance the natural resources.
Apart from agro-ecological farming, the Foundation is intensively involved in training, research, the implementation of regional and international development projects and the marketing of Dehesa products.
♪What kind of experience can you have there…
Visiting Fundación Monte mediterráneo you can make rich experiences in the following fields of activities:
☼ Travel information & Location
Fundación Monte Mediterráneo is located in Andalusia, North of Seville in the region of san Francisco in Malaga.
There is a bus service available from Sevilla or Mérida or Badajoz to Santa Olalla del Cala (Huelva)
From the village (Santa Olalla del Cala) we offer pickup service.
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Languages spoken: ES, EN,DE
Scale of intervention : Local
Keywords: agroforestry, agroecology, pastoralism, direct selling
Actors: fundation, association