We need agriculture, food security must be considered a priority in any scenario. At the same time, we need healthy products, and the best barometer for the health of agricultural products is the biodiversity of the cultivated land. Where environmentally friendly agriculture is practiced, both biodiversity and product quality are at a high level.
Fortunately, there are also solutions for maintaining or even improving agricultural productivity while protecting the environment. We are talking about conservative agriculture, about the implementation of practices such as the application of crop rotation, a method already confirmed with a role in disease prevention, pest reduction and balancing chemical and organic processes in the soil.
We are also talking about cover crops, which are extremely important in limiting the erosion of fertile soil, increasing soil fertility and retaining more moisture in the soil, such crops also help to increase the content of organic matter in the soil, respectively to reduce the amount of chemicals used in crops.
Although the examples of good practice can continue, we finally state as an extremely effective measure the preservation of buffer zones between crops, areas that can be represented by different categories of land use, such as forest curtains, pastures or hayfields, they can also be wetlands / irrigation canals, ponds or even agricultural crops other than the rest of the surrounding plants.
Between 15.01.2022– 15.01.2024, ACDB will implement the project: Biodiversity and agriculture.
The aim of the project is to identify, test and implement practical solutions to make agricultural land friendly to wild flora and fauna, thus contributing to the practice by farmers of an agriculture that contributes to our health, but at the same time also helps to preserve biodiversity