The Decalogue of Sustainability

Our values

 

In order to maintain high levels of biodiversity in the agrosystems it is necessart to use good agronomic practices that guarantee: the conservation of soil fertility, the correct management of water resources, the control of weeds, pests with low impact methods, the conservation of green hedges and uncultivated areas, the presence of nectariferous species and the use of crop rotations.

All these actions promote biodiversity in the area, while improving the quality of air, water and soil.

To comply with the standard the farm subscribes the “Biodiversity Friend Declaration” which it pures 10 actions considered by WBA as «Decalogue of Sustainability» in agriculture.

 

  1. a sustainable agricultural model
  2. the conservation of soil fertility
  3. a rational management of the water sources
  4. the conservation of hedges, woods, meadows, nectariferous species and naturalizing formations
  5. the conservation of agrarian biodiversity
  6. energy savings and renewable sources
  7. landscape conservation
  8. social sustainability
  9. economic sustainability
  10. the quality of soil, weater and air

 

According to its particular characteristics and needs, a farm may choose two different paths to reach levels of environmental, social and economic sustainability in line with the expectations of producers and consumers.

BIODIVERSITY INDICES

Life in the soil

 

Biomonitoring soil

The Soil Biodiversity Index (IBS-bf) is a method based on the analysis of soil macroinvertebrate communities; these are excellent bioindicators to assess the quality of soils. Among these are fundamental: earthworms, mites, isopods, millipedes, centipedes, springtails and insects.

Life in the water

 

Biomonitoring water

The Acquatic Biodiversity Index (IBA-bf) is a method based on the analysis of hydromorphology and acquatic macroinvertebrate communities; these are excellent bioindicators for assessing the quality of the surface fresh water.

Life in the air

 

Biomonitoring air

The Lichenic Biodiversity Index (IBL-bf) is a method based on the analysis of epiphytic lichen communities; these are excellent bioindicators of air quality.