Restoring dry stone walls and planting olive trees for soil conservation in Malta

An organic farm used CAP funding to mitigate soil erosion and enhance biodiversity by restoring traditional dry stone walls and planting new olive trees.

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Project summary: 

Soil erosion is quite common in Malta as a result of rainwater runoff and intense winds. A couple of young farmers who run an organic farm in Malta used CAP funding to implement a non-productive investment, which included the restoration and construction of traditional dry stone walls and the planting of new olive trees.

Project results: 

The dry stone walls and the new olive trees provide windbreaks, which have reduced erosion of the farm’s soil and created additional habitats for local flora and fauna.