An innovative solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect agricultural soils.

LIFE Sarmiento project, supported by the EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action (LIFE), seeks to solve the problem related to the management of annual grapevine pruning (shoots or sarmientos in Spanish) by transforming them in compost and adding the resulting product to soil as an organic amendment, thus preventing its burning and improving soil status.

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Meeting between the Agroecology and Environment Center of Murcia and LIFE SARMIENTO.

Meeting between the Agroecology and Environment Center of Murcia and LIFE SARMIENTO.

Last January 19th, members of the LIFE SARMIENTO team met with the manager of the Agroecology and Environment Center of Murcia (CEAMA) located in Bullas. The objective of the meeting was to make contact with the center in order to present the work that LIFE SARMIENTO is carrying out in Bullas, introducing the vineyard pruning […]

How is climate change influencing Spanish vineyards?

How is climate change influencing Spanish vineyards?

The spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA) has made public the annual report on the potential of viticultural production which, in general terms, evidences a continuous downturn of vine cultivation from 1980 until today of 42% in Cultivated area. In 1980 there was a cultivated area of 1,642,622 hectares, while currently the […]

Study on climate change and its effect on grapes cultivation

Study on climate change and its effect on grapes cultivation

A research published in the journal ‘Nature Climate Change’, suggests that, although planting lesser-known grape varieties could counteract some of the effects of climate change, scientists and winegrowers need to explore how the wide diversity of this crop can be adapted to different climates. One of the effects of global warming is that it will […]

NEEMO external monitor visits LIFE SARMIENTO Project

NEEMO external monitor visits LIFE SARMIENTO Project

Last Thursday, January 11th,  took place the second visit of NEEMO external monitor assigned by the European Commission to monitor LIFE SARMIENTO Project. The meeting was attended by managers from the the three parteners of the project (Microgaia Biotech, Bodegas El Rosario and EuroVértice). During the day was presented the general progress of LIFE SARMIENTO. […]