I mediated between more than 50 families who, due to a bad relationship, had not legally distributed their inheritances. I managed to get parents and children who were not speaking to each other to reach an understanding about the lands, go together to the notary and register the deeds.
So one thing led to another. They went from being inaccessible, unproductive lands without deeds, to being an asset. Many owners took the opportunity to sell them to neighbours who were raising livestock, our most important economic engine. So everyone benefited.
For those who sold the land, it stopped being a burden because, even they no longer lived in Paradela, they had to take care of it to avoid fires. For those who bought them and increased the amount of land they owned, their businesses developed. In fact, the balance was very positive: no activity was closed down as a result of the wind farms. Quite the reverse. Existing activity was improved.
The wind farms had a positive impact on the farms: 7,000 head of cattle, a few pig farms, and a number of sheep and goat farms. There is now excellent production and storage of forage, with wheat and rye also being cultivated again.