Currently, this sector is facing a number of challenges that affect us all and, ultimately, the future of humanity, such as climate change, food security, population growth or the depopulation of rural areas. To generate greater quantity of food to feed the whole population, in a safe and environmentally friendly, look for alternatives to the concentration of the population in urban areas by encouraging the development of rural areas, as well as protect and preserve the forest heritage to enjoy future generations, are urgent and demanding jobs.
These global problems, we must add the specific challenges of Spain. Depopulation, ageing, desertification, digital divide, emasculation, deficit and dispersion of services … are some of the concepts that usually come to mind when we believe in rural areas in our country.
To these challenges require a change of paradigm.