The L'OCCITANE Foundation supports the Shared Mediterranean Conservatory within the framework of its “Vergers d'avenir” program, the objective of which is to conserve and promote the varieties of terroir typical of the Mediterranean basin, within the framework of the socio-economic development of these territories.
The CMP aims to protect and disseminate the cultivated biodiversity of the Mediterranean.
Its field of action concerns agriculture and all the heritages, both genetic and human, that accompany it.
Through the capitalization and sharing of knowledge, the association pursues a triple objective:
- To conserve biological diversity, especially local, rare, ancient and local plant species,
- To collect and transmit good agricultural practices and regional Mediterranean know-how,
- To enhance the value of these cultivated resources through the implementation of socio-economic projects for the benefit of a sustainable development of the territories.
The “Vergers d’avenir” program, planned over 3 years, concerns 20 orchard projects based in Provence and the Mediterranean and aims to plant 4,000 trees. It focuses on the planting of several species and varieties of trees that have become rare or marginal in Provençal fruit growing. These include almond, olive, fig and cherry trees.