In the Mediterranean, profound changes have taken place in farm activities. The regression of pastoral breeding (sheep, goats, etc.) has led to the scrubland being overgrown, which favors the development of fires. Overproduction of wine led to a massive plan to grub up vines at the end of the 20th century and foreign competition led to a drastic reduction in the surface area of fruit trees as well as peaches. Cereals are more and more difficult to produce with the increase in temperatures and the strain on the use of water.


Supported Project

L’OCCITANE France and the L’OCCITANE Foundation are supporting an agroforestry project in Provence, one of the regions that is likely to suffer most from climate change in France, with issues related to access to water and the protection of crops and animals against extreme climatic events (droughts, heat waves, fires, violent storms, etc.). 

Agroforestry and regenerative agriculture are practices that consist in the establishment of plant coverings that have the capacity to protect crops and soil life by protecting them from heat and sunlight and creating organic matter, which can feed the soil and plants.

The plantation projects are led by farmers themselves. Their commitment in such initiative contributes to an agriculture revolution, to carbon offsetting and to the creation of sustainable landscapes for the future generations. There is also an economic impact because diversifying agricultural production and  short circuit sales allow to generate complementary revenues for producers.

Some Figures

Budget 33.000 euros

Goal 3.000 planted trees