Galpagro leads the European project Life Resilience

The Cordoba company will seek, in collaboration with research centers, producers and the University, new models of prevention against Xylella Fastidiosa

The European Union, through its Life program, has given the green light to the project led by Galpagro "Life Resilience: Prevention of X. fastidiosa in intensive olive & almond plantations applying productive green farming practices", a project that seeks to seek sustainable practices and productive for the prevention of Xylella Fastidiosa in the olive and almond plantations in intensive and high density.

The Cordoba company Galpagro will lead a series of actions with other entities adhering to the project that seek to find a sustainable solution to the problem of the Xylella Fastidiosa (XF) that already affects different parts of Spain and concerns the national producer sector.

Galpagro is part of a group of companies and organizations among which Spain participates is the University of Córdoba, Agrifood Comunicación, Agrodrone and ASAJA Nacional, which thus becomes the first agrarian organization at European level that manages to participate in a Life project to fight the Xylella Fastidiosa. In addition, the project counts on the participation of Nutriprado and SAHC-Sociedad Agrícola de Herdade do Charqueirao, S.A. in Portugal; and the Italian entities Gruppo Salov and Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche.

The main objective of this project, which has a total budget of nearly three million euros, is to develop olive varieties that are as resistant as possible to the XF and other pathogens, thus minimizing the losses that so far entails. an infected plantation. Within its strategic line, Galpagro wants to demonstrate that with better sustainable practices and technologies can reduce water consumption and carbon footprint, increase biodiversity and resistance to pathogens without compromising performance; starting from a biological control of the vectors in the environment of the plantations. All the processes that will be carried out during the project are aimed at increasing the system's resilience, quality and environmental sustainability.

Galpagro and the eight entities participating in this European program will provide a replicable model of best practices for olive and almond trees, as well as other woody, citrus and vine crops in Europe, increasing their capacity to adapt to climate change and future epidemics.