Cuarterola S.L. is part of holding company GRUPO ANGEL CAMACHO S.L., which was founded in 1897, and has become one of the world’s leading global olive industry players. ANGEL CAMACHO is also active in cereals, baby-food, jams and tea. In first instance ANGEL CAMACHO wanted to participate offering 3 farms with distinctive animal intrusion problems. Since each of these farms are run independently and have different VAT numbers it was decided to include them as separate partners.
Spain is undoubtedly the world leader when it comes to olive production. This country dedicates 2.4 million hectares of land to this valuable crop and Andalucia region are most important production area. Cuarterola follows its tradition and olives are the main production together with cereals. The crops are located in the proximity of Morón de la Frontera (province of Sevilla), very close to Doñana National Park, a world heritage site and biosphere reserve. Thousands of European and African migratory birds, fallow deer, and other species pass or stay in Doñana. The Park is the home of many animals and species of birds, especially storks, flamingos and the white-headed duck Oxyura leucocephala (listed as a protected bird species). Due to the fact that these birds often fly above the crops, Cuarterola suffers from high crop losses.
Our company is looking for alternatives to keep animals away during flowering periods but also when pesticides and herbicides are applied in order to inhibit the potential intoxication of wild animals. Therefore, we believe that our participation in the Laser Fence project of the LIFE+ program is a chance to see the positive effects of sustainable management practices and positively influence other organizations to take measures against wildlife poisoning, while being able to avoid crop losses at the same time.
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