Ecos del Tajo Project: Organic agriculture and sustainable development model in the Tagus basin, originates from the hand of the Local Action Groups, thanks to funding through the Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Environment, open through projects of territorial and transnational cooperation within the framework of the National Rural Network for Local Action Groups (ARM/1287/2009 order of 8 May).
The objective of this integrated system is to secure partnerships, disseminate experiences and form a common scenario for the consolidation of rural Spain. And the Local Action Groups, as direct agents and managers of rural development programs spread across the geography of Europe, are the appropriate entities to achieve this goal.
Local Action Groups bring to the project Ecos del Tajo two of its most basic realities, the agricultural sector and territory. All counties have agriculture, looking for quality alternatives and take very seriously the environmental aspects. If you add that such pressing problems the sector, the groups we are keen to connect to networks that help us find solutions from the cooperation. So we have an industry and a territory, we want to connect to the same objective: The development of organic farming.
Ecos del Tajo project was created with the intention to disclose the concept of international Tagus basin and the benefits that organic farming makes to the basin. With this project we propose the idea of using the "watershed" or "River Catchment" model as a tool to break down barriers between Spain and Portugal and flow with the river Tajo / Tejo as spokesman of ecosystems and shared water courses. Promoting interaction between agro-ecological production and the Tagus basin shows clearly the services it provides in terms of organic farming, environmental, social and economic.
The overall objective of this project is to raise awareness and disseminate the concept of international Tagus basin and the benefits that organic farming contributes to the watershed, provide training to farmers and create marketing networks among organic farmers.
Local Action Groups participating in the cooperation project Ecos del Tajo are:
The project was created with the intention of joining efforts, ideas and people tributaries converge, so that people bathed in the river Tagus to benefit from rural development and economy capable of creating landscape setting and encouraging people with a more agro-ecological tools and healthy future.
It is also an engine for rural development that opts for the conservation of the environment. In this context organic farming reflects the spirit and letter of the new Rural Development Law and international commitments in the Kyoto Protocol and the Lisbon and Gothenburg on the improvement of competitiveness, job creation, sustainability environmental, economic and social development in the countryside.
Other aspects are the numerous parks that passes, turning the river into a shifting mosaic of biodiversity reserves.
Ecos del Tajo want to bet on a shared river, linking language, creating a network that flows between the regions, producers, social agents and consumers by promoting an economy that generates wealth and landscape, food and environmental health. And enabling the inhabitants of the districts, aware that agriculture and livestock production is becoming an emerging economy with a solid future, consumer trends and demands of new social and political pacts.
Ecos del Tajo has three tributaries, three realities should be aware that to promote a realistic and effective action:
For your flow should be active partners add up along its route. The main areas where the project will intervene are:
The methodology of work will use the tools of citizen participation. The purpose of this method is to achieve social implication of the concept of Cuenca in different rural regions and create the cultural, environmental and economic consequences for agriculture and livestock production and its benefits are a growing reality.
It involves the coordination of resources and needs among professional actors and consumers.
This action seeks to create the idea of shared watercourses.
All these lines of work will form a comprehensive plan for the Tagus basin, once the results are shaping up and with this road map, which will give continuity to the project. The work, evaluation of the entire project will result in a navigation map for the future.
Tangible results can be used:
The project is open to all types of partners in both Portugal and Spain: Farmers, without amino-profit associations, local action groups, town halls, Concierge, Private, etc.
The types of collaboration are limitless, but in principle we are 5 types of collaboration:
At this point the project has the following partners:
To contact the project, call the numbers listed or follow the links.
Pza the Town
10,712 Gabriel y Galán reservoir
Keramzite Granadilla, Caceres
RED CALEA, SL
Dolores Ibarruri 34, local 4
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