Tag Archives: Territory

Thursday 17 June discussion on today and tomorrow in the agricultural world

The difficulties of the milk subsector; the obstacle of amitgeria (the traditional Menorcan deal between landlords and farmers); the costs and the time that the farmers need to invest in the bureaucracy; the opportunities of new markets; the effects of the arrival of new investors; the strategies for improving the cost effectiveness of agriculture; and other interesting aspects, will be discussed this Thursday at an event organized by GOB. Continue reading Thursday 17 June discussion on today and tomorrow in the agricultural world

Participation on bio indicator monitoring in Land Stewardship Scheme

Spring has arrived and with it, the monitoring of bio indicators on farms signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme. The object of this exercise is to demonstrate, through voluntary participation, the positive relationship between the practice of sustainable farms and biodiversity. We are looking for people who would like to help. Continue reading Participation on bio indicator monitoring in Land Stewardship Scheme

Seven illegal swimming pools at an agrotourism

Various illegal construction works have resulted in considerable fines to the managers of an agrotourism that presented a project with a theoretical environmental commitment, now realised to be a hoax. The case shows the necessity of clear regulation with effective surveillance.

The agrotourism of Torre Vella, in the municipality of Alaior, presented a project that, amongst other problems, expended a lot of water from the aquifer for tourist services. In an effort to reduce this impact, the project incorporated various below ground level water tanks that could collect water, purified on the spot, which would be used for watering the gardens. Continue reading Seven illegal swimming pools at an agrotourism

Participation in making objections to the PTI

The PTI (Pla Territorial Insular) is a strategy for defining the territorial model of Menorca. It is now open to public scrutiny and is the best time for giving opinions to improve the documentation that was approved initially. GOB has studied all the documentation and makes available to interested people, an objection form that can be signed by individuals or by legally existing organisations. Continue reading Participation in making objections to the PTI

Foodnected: The Land Stewardship Scheme crosses frontiers

The Land Stewardship Scheme that was started in Menorca has been selected to form part of a Mediterranean initiative that seeks to promote a transition to sustainable and fair trade food systems. The network of farms that are signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme will act as the pilot project to implement obtaining results, at the same time the Menorca experience will serve as an example and inspiration for their realization. Continue reading Foodnected: The Land Stewardship Scheme crosses frontiers

Saturday 6 February, kitchen gardens without pests and fertile soil biology

The second day of the Seminars on Agriculture and the Environment will take place on Saturday 6 February. There will be two talks on the ecological management of kitchen gardens for the control of pests and for understanding soil microbiology in order to maximise the period of plant production. Subscriptions are now open and can be made as explained at the end of this notice. Continue reading Saturday 6 February, kitchen gardens without pests and fertile soil biology