The goal of our team is to highlight the value of traditional fruit and vegetable crops and help them reach consumers through short marketing chains. To achieve this goal, we study agro-food networks and alternative business models, such as ecological shops or bulk stores, organic cooperatives, networks of agro-ecological producers, etc.
Our second main goal is to create a catalogue of the local varieties in La Alpujarra (Granada), with information that may be helpful to any person interested in growing these crops. With a view to identifying local crop varieties, we collaborate with farmers in La Alpujarra, who provide us with old seeds. This genetic material is being grown in experimental farms and orchards in Sierra Nevada. By doing so, we test the behaviour of every species, and present the products to consumers at the different events we hold.