One of the main problems that are affecting the agriculture of Viladecans and the rest of the Llobregat Delta area are certain episodes of heavy rains that, repeatedly, have caused floods and significant economic losses to local farmers.
Future climate scenarios point to an increase in these episodes of torrential rain in the Mediterranean area.
This historical problem increasingly affects the viability of farms in the area.
The Viladecans City Council is directly involved in different issues related to the management and economic promotion of the agricultural area of the municipality.
A large part of Viladecans agricultural lands is part of the Baix Llobregat Agrarian Park. The Agrarian Park Consortium is the Park’s management body.
The repeated floods have a great impact on the economy of the local farms that produce fruits and vegetables. By extension, the community is affected, since a good part a local product of the Parc agrari is intended for consumption in the Barcelona metropolitan area.
We must also considerer that agriculture and natural areas form a man-made landscape of great social and environmental value.
We need to improve the management of drainage systems in agricultural areas as one of the ways to face this important problem of floods.
Modernization of all aspects related to agriculture is always important to maintain this economic sector in our territory. In this case, the automation and sensor system linked to IoT platforms will be a great opportunity to contribute in a very important way to manage and help reduce this problem of floods in Viladecans.
The maintenance of agricultural activity in our territory is important from an economic perspective but also has a relevant role in the maintenance of a territory with outstanding social and natural value.