Land suitable for olive plantations or existing plantations. There are three different types of olive plantations, namely, traditional (low density), intensive (high density) or super intensive (very high density). Most olive plantations tend to function best if they are irrigated however there are also many non-irrigated traditional olive plantations. The best land for olives in the Alentejo are found in the reach of the Alqueva dam. The Alqueva dam is the largest artificial lake in Europe, measures 250km2 and currently irrigates around 180.000ha of land in the Alentejo. The proximity to the Alqueva region provides sustained and granted access to water, independently of the water conditions in the region. This fact is incredibly important for the business model as it provides much more certainty for the production estimates and the operation as a whole. If you are looking to buy or rent these kind of properties than please contact Nora Green Consulting. We also provide all types of consulting services related to olive plantations and olive oil production.