Olot Meats has signed a collaboration agreement with the Forestry Consortium of Catalonia (Catalonia’s leading forest owners’ association, founded in Santa Coloma de Farners in 1948) and with the Boscos Agricultural Foundation aimed at improving the forests of Garrotxa and contributing to meeting the global challenges of the environmental crisis. In the case of forests, the challenges are to increase CO2 capture, to prevent fires, to preserve biodiversity, to reuse water and to combat the climate emergency.
The company has launched this pioneering initiative for the Spanish meat sector on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its establishment in Olot. The location and specific nature of this year’s action will be announced shortly.
The conservation and improvement of forest areas is crucial for Catalonia, where they occupy 60% of the surface area. Catalan forests are currently undergoing a process of expansion and transformation caused, among other factors, by the profound socioeconomic changes that have occurred in the countryside since the middle of the 20th century and by the impact of climate change. Sustainable forest management is the tool to ensure that forestry activity provides environmental, social and economic benefits, while improving the functions of forests, both now and in the future.