The municipality of Selva, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, organized several days to address how climate change affects the olive tree. A few days in which the representatives of the city of Edremit in Turkey participated.
These days, the Es Center de Selva Cultural Center hosts technical sessions that are part of a European program on how climate change affects olive cultivation. The initiative is part of a collaboration project between the municipalities selvatgí and the city of Edremit in Turkey and aims to address the situation and try to find solutions to a common problem.
“These are the days dedicated to the research and sharing of different techniques for growing olive trees, with the aim of implementing all the scientific initiatives that help to incorporate climate change into the cultivation of olives and find solutions to this lack of water. that may exist in the future,” said the mayor of Selva, Joan Rotger.
For his part, Joan Simonet, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Environment, emphasized that the olive tree is a plant that defines all the people of the Mediterranean and, therefore, it is necessary to share projects, problems, and concerns. In fact, Simonet participated in the technical day to explain to a Turkish delegation the various initiatives carried out by the Ministry to protect the olive tree.
The European program to study the effects of climate change on olive cultivation will last one year. After these days, it is planned that a Mallorcan delegation will travel to Edremit to share the studies and research carried out on this matter.
During the celebration of these technical conferences, various round tables were held where the importance of protecting this natural heritage was debated, as well as the Olive Tree Study Academy was presented.