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Shortage of Water Resources

How to cope with the scarcity of water resources in a context of global warming? Best practices, collaborative and innovative techniques in Europe, Africa and the Near East were presented in 2008 in a conference hosted by Cristina Gutierrez-Cortines MEP and Paulo Casaca MEP.

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Alqueva

 

Alentejo is one of the most under-developed regions in Portugal. With an area that makes up nearly a third of the country, and with a rich and diversified natural and cultural patrimony, it presents severe issues in terms of physical and human desertification.

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CERCA DE MARQUITABELA

 "Cerca de Marquitabela" is a typical Alentejo monte (rural house) in a 12 ha agricultural property with old olive trees and fig trees, almond trees and cork oaks. There is also a small horticulture plot and many animals such as pigs, sheep, geese, ducks, chickens, cats and dogs.

Property of Isabel Coutinho and Paulo Casaca, "Cerca de Marquitabela" has as caretakers  the couple Mrs. Francisca, who looks after  the house,  and Mr. Francisco Coirinha, who oversees the agricultural activities. They live inside the farm in separated premises.
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