The Samiaja Project was born in Archidona, Málaga as a family cooperation, driven by the desire to preserve our rural environment. Within our long-term plan, we consider our environmental heritage as being the “driving impulse” for our development. Maintaining our olive groves through environmentally friendly processes while offering a limited and small-scale production of our Extra-Virgin Olive oil, provides the framework for our plan of action. This project is a homage to our parents, and shows our admiration for their hard work, courage and dedication to this venture.
→ Eliminating the use of all chemical products on our crops, prioritising the use of natural resources.
→ Elaborating a system of ecological liquid fertilisers.
→ Introducing sheep grazing around the olive grove.
→ Actively contributing to the preservation of our local biodiversity, particularly through traditional beekeeping methods.
→ Implementing ways to reduce and promote more energy-efficient processes in agriculture.
→ Managing waste and biomass efficiently.
→ Organising visits and activities related to Oil tourism, in order to raise environmental awareness.
- WHAT IS ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE?
Ecological agriculture can be defined very simply as a set of sustainable agrarian production techniques, regulated by norms that exclude the use of chemical products. The objectives are to preserve the environment, maintain and/or increase the fertility of the soil and offer better quality products without compromising any of their natural properties.
One of our methods for regenerating the soil is by using tea compost, which is obtained through the elaboration of ecological liquid fertilisers. This method, backed by the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), helps balance and increase the fertility of the soil by using agrarian and animal by-products. What’s more, it helps to recycle the waste from farming activities and to prevent the contamination of natural water resources and wells, which is currently one of the main environmental problems we face.
- ECOLOGICAL CERTIFICATE
In accordance with Spanish law (Law nº834/2007 declared by the Spanish Council on June 28 2007), we are currently applying for certification for the labelling and production of our ecological products
- SABOR A MÁLAGA. Local country products
We are partners of “SABOR A MÁLAGA”, local country products, a denomination granted by the Provincial Council of Málaga to promote food products made by small-scale producers, as a sign of geographical identity and a stamp of quality.