Giropoma Costa Brava SL, together with Girona Fruits SCCL and Fructícola Empordà SL; and with the participation of IRTA as a technological center; is working on the renaturalization and promotion of biodiversity in apple tree plantations in Girona (POMELIFE). The intensification of agricultural practices leads to an increase in the productivity of farms, even so, it causes an alteration of the landscape and a decrease in biodiversity in agrosystems, favoring the appearance of pests.
For this reason, the main objective of POMELIFE is to define a design for apple tree plantations to make agricultural activity compatible with the conservation and promotion of biodiversity. This new plantation design will balance the ecosystem by helping to control pests and reduce the use of phytosanitary products.
POMELIFE is framed within the aid provided by the Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) for agricultural productivity and sustainability, financed by the Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
“Project funded through the Operation 16.01.01 Cooperation for Innovation of the Rural Development Program of Catalonia 2014-2022.”