MENORCA PRESERVADA | Pilot Farm S’Ullestrar

68.605,80 € awarded

TOTAL PROJECT COST – €118,320.60


  • Homegrown Project
  • Project Duration: 3 years (2023 to 2026)
  • Area of Interest: Land
  • Other entities involved: The Regen Academy, Finca S’Ullestrar


Primary Impact

Preserving, protecting and regenerating natural habitats

Summary of the project

Finca S’Ullestrar is a farm of 14 hectares of its own + 10 hectares rented from a neighbouring farm located in Ciutadella (Menorca). Run by a family (parents and two sons). Some 23 ha dedicated to pasture (ray grass, oats and barley), and 1 ha dedicated to orchard crops and peanuts. The farm has 30 cows for cheese production, 20 pigs, 10 sheep, 70 hens for egg production, 4 goats, 20 rabbits, 1 horse and 1 duck. They sell cheese, piglets, calves, piglets, eggs, peanuts and vegetable garden. The young members of the family show great concern for the sustainability of the planet and the farm, and their concerns have led them to attend training courses on an ongoing basis. They are active students of the Menorca Preserved courses. Their proactive attitude, youth, initiative, drive and concerns make them perfect candidates to help them in the transition process of the s’Ullestrar estate towards Regenerative agriculture.

Environmental Focus

  • Agricultural Land
  • Vegetation cover index (% vegetation cover over the total surface of an area)
  • Soil quality (including soil respiration, infiltration, bulk density, pH, nitrate and earthworm count)
  • Reduction of C02 in the atmosphere


Social, Economic and Cultural Outcomes

  • Number of people making a living from sustainable agriculture.
  • Increase in the implementation of regenerative/sustainable agricultural methods.
  • Percentage of land allocated to sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Percentage of local products produced in a sustainable way.



Diagnosis of the Farm – from March 2023 to October 2023

The technical team of The Regen Academy developed the initial diagnosis of the farm (characteristics, production system, limitations and level of application) and the identification of the objectives and opportunities for the implementation of regenerative practices. A diagnosis of all aspects of the project and the application of regenerative agriculture was carried out using The Regen 360 Framework methodology and from a holistic approach to the whole system. This methodology includes the following aspects:

  • Diagnosis of the vision of the farm.
  • Organisational chart, what for, values and vision.
  • Diagnosis of the farm and the environment.
  • Climate, geography, environment, water, resources, soil fertility and management.
  • Ongoing regenerative strategies and weaknesses.


Development of the Action Plan for the Farm – from November 2023 to December 2023

  • Identification of the actions to be carried out based on the diagnosis and overview.
  • Develop the action plan for regenerative activities and practices.
  • Draw up a cost assessment of the implementation.
  • Creation of the action plan to transform a conventional farm into an organic farm, in order to adjust it to its possibilities with the aim of improving sustainability in the three main areas of work (social, environmental and economic).


For the implementation of the action plan, the following tasks are carried out:

  • Identifying the most appropriate activities and strategies.
  • Detailing the requirements, costs, responsible actors and the implementation process of the approved plan.


Implementation of the Action Plan – from December 2023 to March 2026

  • Guidance in the implementation of the actions to be carried out by The Regen Academy, while training the farm team in the principles and tools of regenerative agriculture.
  • Definition of the dashboard and KPIs required to measure and periodically review the transition to regenerative agriculture.
  • Provision of the necessary support to ensure the correct implementation of the defined regenerative activities and strategies, through periodic visits or communications either online or in person.


Follow-up services for implementation and monitoring are based on:

  • Training on Regenerative Agriculture (optional).
  • Accompanying farmers during the implementation process.
  • Solving doubts derived from the application of the action plan.
  • Carry out an evaluation of the environmental, social and economic impact of all the actions carried out and highlight it through the elaboration of a story associated with the farm.


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