Tag Archives: Land stewardship

Biodiversity: environmental richness linked to the Land Stewardship Scheme

There are plants and animals that react rapidly to changes in land management. The agreements that GOB has made with the farms that have signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme include tracing, twice a year, wildlife indicators for evaluating the good health of the land environment. This is the time for starting analysis of the springtime work done in the fields. Continue reading Biodiversity: environmental richness linked to the Land Stewardship Scheme

Commitment to the farmers of sustainable agriculture. We all gain

The COVID 19 health crisis is being solved, but the resulting economic crisis has only just begun. Now is the time to set out a preferred economic and social plan. Our purchasing decisions can be tools for change, through which we are able to support a new model.

Products from the Land Stewardship Scheme are healthy, produced in an environmentally friendly manner and promote the local economy. They are a commitment to sustainability for the economic and social viability of the Island. What more can you want? Continue reading Commitment to the farmers of sustainable agriculture. We all gain

Home deliveries of farm products of the Land Stewardship Scheme

Because of the current situation with people confined to their houses and with limited permission to go out, house deliveries are a good resource. For this reason, the farms that are part of GOB’s Land Stewardship Scheme, have organized a delivery service. This allows us to eat fresh and healthy food that is eco-friendly and produced in Menorca. Continue reading Home deliveries of farm products of the Land Stewardship Scheme

Voluntary work on bioindicators: knowing and helping nature

Autumn is starting and GOB has much pleasure in continuing to offer activities that enrich the voluntary work for those helping to conserve the environmental values of Menorca. It is now a year since a new scheme was initiated to analyse the impact of measures taken in accordance with the Land Stewardship Scheme by the farms that have signed the agreement. Continue reading Voluntary work on bioindicators: knowing and helping nature

Go to see the Agora on Sustainability

An assembly room made out of straw explains how Menorca contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals. You can visit it between 18.00 to 21.00 h until 11 August. The United Nations, in 2015, approved the Sustainable Development Goals, a declaration that brings together world policies that, for the first time, consider the question of the environment as a universal matter for strategy development. Continue reading Go to see the Agora on Sustainability

The Mediterranean Programme for Landscape Culture meet in Menorca

The Mava Foundation promotes a programme of work in different places in the Mediterranean for preserving those cultural practices that help in conserving nature´s values. Menorca is included with its agricultural land stewardship agreements made with GOB and in the next few days the island is hosting a meeting coordinating all the areas involved in piloting this scheme. Continue reading The Mediterranean Programme for Landscape Culture meet in Menorca

Fig trees for sustainable agricultural diversification

On Sunday 21 October a group of more than twenty volunteers took part on a working day of planting fig trees in the Torralbet farm, near Ciutadella. This farm has autochthonous cattle, and makes, amongst other products, cheese known as “Tres Tocs” from a mixture of milk from sheep, goats and cows. In order to help in product diversification the GOB volunteers planted 15 fig trees of different varieties. To enable them to grow strongly during their first years, a fence was built round each of them as protection from cattle and other animals. Continue reading Fig trees for sustainable agricultural diversification