Gabriela Cruz is a farmer from Portugal and a member of the Global Farmer Network. She’s a 4th generation farmer, growing cereals, legumes and corn and breeding cattle for beef production.
WRITTEN BY Gabriela Cruz, an agronomist engineer, is managing the farm in Elvas, Portugal that has been in her family for more than 110 years with her sister. Using conservation practices and efficient water use they are growing wheat, barley, green peas, clover, maize and biodiversed pastures for raising beef cattle and Iberian pigs in Portugal. Gabriela was recognized as the 2010 GFN Kleckner Global Farm Leader award recipient.