Carmona, Spain

Hacienda Las Cardenas

Crop Diversity in the Heart of Andalusia

Hacienda Las Cardenas lies in the heart of Andalusia, in the Guadalquivir river valley basin known for the Mediterranean triad: wheat, olives and vine grapes. The Valdenebro family cultivates an even broader variety of crops. They believe that crop diversification allows them to keep their soil healthy and stabilize farm income. However, farming challenges are ample, especially with regard to water availability. With the Bayer FowardFarming initiative, the family sees a great opportunity to further shape their ambition to create a truly sustainable farm environment, while further increasing modern agricultural practices.


  • Farm name and location: Hacienda Las Cardenas – Carmona, Spain

  • History: Owned and farmed by the 2nd and 3rd generation of the Valdenebro family since the mid-20th century.

  • Farm size: 1.000 hectares

  • Primary crops: Tomatoes, wheat, cotton, corn, quinoa, sunflowers, oranges, olives

  • Notable partnerships: University of Cordoba, Biodiversity Node, and Bioteus

Sustainable agriculture is the perfect balance between the farmer and respect for the environment. In other words, by taking care of our environment, we as farmers are able to obtain sufficient yields from our crops to make our farm profitable.
Patricio Valdenebro
Valdenebro family Co-Manager

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