During the days 12 and 13 of April we had the pleasure of receiving, within the framework of the LIFE 4DOÑANA project, the visit of a large group of representatives and managers of Sustainability of some of the supermarkets, industry agents and importers that buy red fruits in the Donana environment.
One of the objectives of the project is to publicize the solution and the work carried out by the farmers during these two demonstration campaigns of the on-demand irrigation system.
Red fruit buyers in the area constitute an important group of stakeholders interested in this type of solution, which can guarantee the sustainability of agriculture in the Doñana area thanks to the optimization of resources. Counting on them to visit the farms participating in the project has been possible thanks to the previous relationship developed within the framework of the Ferdoñana project.
The Ferdoñana project was created within the Doñana Berry Project of the SAI Platform, all the members participating in this initiative and organizations such as WWF that were also part of it have been invited. Among some of the attendees we have had representatives of Tesco (DPS), Migros, Danone, Berries Pride or SVZ.
During the two days of the visit, there were work meetings and sharing of the water situation in the region, and a sample of both the demonstration farms of the LIFE 4DOÑANA solution and the farms that were advised were visited. In addition, from the hands of those responsible for the Community of Irrigators of the County, we had the opportunity to learn about their work in the area and delve into the situation in which the farms of this community of water users find themselves.
With these visits, a very constructive and close link is maintained with these organizations, which can see first-hand what is happening in this environment.