In my backyard

In my backyard

The project aims to understand and map the use of pesticides and fertilizers and sustainable alternative practices in the context of home farming and gardening. Simultaneously, it aims to disseminate information on the topic with the final aim of reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

The pilot area is the Neiva river mouth area, in the municipality of Esposende, Portugal, just within the Northern Littoral Natural Park, working with a community of home farmers and gardeners.

At the end of the 6 months of activities the project will have a better understanding on this reality which will be used for developing a clear baseline for the work to be carried out in the upcoming years. In particular planned outputs are:

  • a collection of open data on pesticide and fertilizer usage in home production (farming and gardening);
  • a collection of open data on sustainable practices for home farming and gardening; and
  • a video documentary capturing the project activities.

This project is being implemented by the NGO Rio Neiva /  based in Esposende, Portugal. It has a team that is well rooted in the local community, and has successfully implemented public participation projects. They will collaborate with the Esposende Environmental Education Centre.

Contact: Rui Pedro Almeida, Project Manager

In my backyard

The project aims to understand and map the use of pesticides and fertilizers and sustainable alternative practices in the context of home farming and gardening. Simultaneously, it aims to disseminate information on the topic with the final aim of reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

The pilot area is the Neiva river mouth area, in the municipality of Esposende, Portugal, just within the Northern Littoral Natural Park, working with a community of home farmers and gardeners.

At the end of the 6 months of activities the project will have a better understanding on this reality which will be used for developing a clear baseline for the work to be carried out in the upcoming years. In particular planned outputs are:

  • a collection of open data on pesticide and fertilizer usage in home production (farming and gardening);
  • a collection of open data on sustainable practices for home farming and gardening; and
  • a video documentary capturing the project activities.

This project is being implemented by the NGO Rio Neiva /  based in Esposende, Portugal. It has a team that is well rooted in the local community, and has successfully implemented public participation projects. They will collaborate with the Esposende Environmental Education Centre.

Contact: Rui Pedro Almeida, Project Manager

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