FECHA: 2022-2025



3edata carries out the technical-administrative coordination of the RURALtXA! Promoting rural bioeconomy by bringing new value to extensive mountain livestock grazing linked to biodiversity conservation.

This project is part of the initiative of the Fundación Biodiversidad, for the development of large-scale transformative projects of a scientific and technical nature that contribute to the promotion of the bioeconomy, the ecological transition, the demographic challenge and capacity building, promoting participation, gender equality and the generation of green jobs, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR). It involves the University of A Coruña as coordinator, the University of Santiago de Compostela and the HAZI Foundation as project partners.

RURALtXA! will create an Integrated Bioeconomy Promotion System for the people involved in livestock raising, with a commitment to sustainable management and a focus on habitat conservation. By generating new value for these activities and the associated products, the viability of these commercial operations can be improved, along with the quality of life of rural residents. All of this can help drive sustainable development in areas facing demographic challenges from depopulation.

This is a bioeconomy project that is based on scientific knowledge regarding the connections that exist among traditional activities, habitat conservation, and ecosystem services in High Natural Value (HNV) farming systems.

The overall objective of RURALtXA! is to help promote the bioeconomy of rural environments, to give new value to traditional uses of mountain landscapes and extensive grazing practices and to conserve biodiversity. The RURALtXA! project is being carried out in nine pilot areas located in the Spanish regions of Galicia and the Basque Country (known as Euskadi in the Basque language). They are distributed in key mountain locations with semi-natural Habitats of Community Interest, such as Atlantic wet heaths, bogs, mires and fens, and dry heaths on limestone substrates, mountain grasslands, and mesophilic grasslands growing on shallow, rocky soils. All of these pilot areas are located within the Natura 2000 network, or in zones where expansion of that network or additional connectivity for it have been proposed. The pilot areas are also classified as significant for their vegetation diversity according to the 2014-2020 Spanish Vegetation Conservation Strategy.

3edata\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s work includes the coordination, technical, management, administrative and financial control of the RURALtXA! project, as well as attending to and resolving the requirements requested by the Biodiversity Foundation