SPAIN: Sustainable Farming & Agroforestry in the Dehesas of Andalucia

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Host: Ernestine Lüdeke (Fundación Monte Mediterráneo/ Dehesa San Francisco)

Course Dates: 20 to 27 April 2020

Application Deadline: 7  February 2020

Preparation Meeting Date: 26 March 2020


Aims & Themes: demonstrating organic agriculture & agroforestry in action on marginal land; cooperatives and rural economic diversity; conservation of habitats, species and soils


Draft Itinerary: 



April, 20th

Getting to know Dehesa San Francisco – walk/hike

April, 21st

Visit to ham production

Visit to Aracena: Nature Park Museum, Meeting with the Head of Nature Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche; lunch at an ecological village (access walking) with sociocratic governance.

April, 22nd

Visit to Villanueva de la Serena Lamb and Wool cooperative

Visit to Wildlife Project with bird hospital in Villafranca de los Barros

April, 23rd

Visit to Cork Institute and Cork Processing plant

April, 24th

Visit to Roman excavation (private) Visit to Organic Olive Grove in Écija

April, 25th

Visit to the slum in Sevilla and the Horticulture project of FMM

Visit to Sevilla University – weed expert

April, 26th

Individual activities on the dehesa – possibly visit to another farm

April, 27th

Departure day

Reports from 2019 and film from 2019 

Click here to download the full NET course list for 2020.

Click here to download the NET 5 2020 application form. (SNH staff are very
welcome to email an expression of interest but they must complete their own internal HR process before submitting an application form)


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