The territorial delegate of Environment and Territorial Planning of the Junta in Cordoba, Francisco de Paula Algar, has recently visited the facilities of the company Semilla Cantueso, a national and international reference in the collection and production of seeds of wild native plants, and has valued "pleasantly" their work..
As indicated by the Board, Algar has pointed out that the company "is committed to nature and the environment, as well as to value the biodiversity of our natural ecosystems". In addition, as a result of the effort and commitment developed in recent years, the company has been "recognized as a Collaborating Entity of the Ministry of Environment and Land Management in the Conservation of Flora and Wildlife".
During the visit, the delegate of Environment has checked the extensive infrastructure of the company and has seen the entire process of collection and production of seeds, from the selection and conditioning, as well as its control, analysis and storage.
The process begins with the identification and monitoring of natural populations of wild species located in different parts of the country, and which are susceptible to being collected. The fruits and seeds are harvested manually at the optimum moment of ripening and then, once in the facilities, the different batches of seeds extracted are extracted, selected and analyzed.
Finally, they are stored and then marketed with all the guarantees of control and quality. The delegate has expressed his support to this company that has a young and at the same time experienced and highly qualified professional team.
CONSERVATION AND OUTREACH
Semillas Cantueso, founded in 2007, is a young company, located in the capital of Córdoba and the only one of its kind in Spain. It is dedicated to the collection, processing and commercialization of more than 800 different species of native seeds of the wild flora existing in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a pioneer in the conservation and dissemination of botanical diversity and in the commercialization of native seeds.
It also supplies wild flora seeds to professional nurseries and companies for the landscape restoration of landfills, mines, roads, high speed lines or reservoirs. It sells throughout Spain and exports to the rest of Europe and Central and South America.
It also carries out social activities, such as periodic reforestation and repopulation campaigns, and has developed products with the Cordoba association 'ACOPINB' for the social integration of people with intellectual disabilities.
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