ALENTEJO - It hasn't been this dry in Portugal for a thousand years. But in the Alentejo, there have long been debates about the right way to farm in times of drought and record temperatures. This is mainly due to a dam that is supposed to provide sufficient water.
A report on the consequences of the Alqueva Dam for the south of Portugal. Who benefits from its waters except a super-intensive agriculture that covers the land with monotonous plantations? What will become of the montados, the iconic landscape of the south? And how long can a model that relies on a steady influx of cheap water work against the consequences of climate change?
- Dürre in Portugal: Streit um einen Staudamm - Der Freitag (Germany), 29/07/2022
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