On the occasion of the beginning of the collection activity of vine shoots for its management we wanted to take stock of the achievements made during the first composting cycle of the project.
The main impact generated is the reduction of GHG emissions, since by avoiding the annual burning of the pruning waste and transforming them into compost, a direct reduction of 85% of CO2 emissions has been achieved, compared with the usual burning practices. The area managed during this period has been around 224 ha, in which 230,700 kg of vine shoots have been collected and the emission of 485,402 tons of CO2 has been avoided. Therefore, the management of grapevine pruning waste from PDO Bullas is converting around 1,025 kg / ha of waste to a by-product with new uses.
In relation to adaptation to climate change, the application of compost to the soil helps to slow down its degradation, improving its fertility, biodiversity, resistance to erosion and its yield, which increases its capacity to adapt to climate change.
As a resulto f all this, LIFE SARMIENTO, with an ecosystem-based approach to adaptation and focusing on vulnerable areas, works to improve soil fertility by being a low-emission project, contributing at the same time to climate change mitigation and adaptation.