The Spanish Rapunzel almonds are produced in the Southeastern region of Spain. There, almond supplier La Almendrehesa helps to strengthen a barren region that is characterized by a rural exodus. During the flowering time, the almond blossoms transform the region into a sea of white and pink.
What are the contributions that this supplier makes to the sustainable development of the region? La Almendrehesa surpasses the minimum requirements for organic cultivation and puts greatest value into a sustainably social, regional development.
In this region, frost and erosion threaten the harvests of the farmers. At the same time, very hot summers can dry out the soil and the plants, as the semiarid desertification is spreading more and more.
Climate change as a challenge, organic-regenerative agriculture as a solution
Therefore, the almonds are grown almost exclusively in dry cultivation. This leads to lower yields, but produces better quality almonds.
For nature and people: also the people in the region benefit
Training provided by AlVelAl and La Almendrehesa improve the farmers' know-how about ecological relationships. Agricultural experts explain e.g. the preparation of compost and refute certain, deeply engrained ideas.