Agriculture and biodiversity

Biodiversity: a fundamental value in sustainable agriculture

 

Biodiversity is as fundamental resource for human beings and represents an essential value for high quality and sustainable agriculture.

 

The maintenance of high biodiversity in the environment must be an overriding goal for productionactivities, especially in the primary sector.

 

Agenda 21 indicates the path to save the Planet: rational management of water resources and energy sources, protection of marine ecosystems and forests, fight against desertification and biodiversity conservation.

The assessment of the environmental performances of the farm is achieved by the calculation of indices of air, water and soil biodiversity, following the principle that “the more life that lives in an area, the smaller has been the impact of human activities upon it”.

 

Find out more about biodiversity indices.

“BIODIVERSITY FRIEND” is a protocol that evaluates sustainability in agriculture through the impact that agricultural activity has on the biodiversity of the production area.

 

Find out more about the Decalogue of Sustainability.

“BIODIVERSITY FRIEND” promotes and enhances sustainable agriculture respectful of biodiversity, of the territory and the community living on it.

 

The BIODIVERSITY FRIEND protocol allows farms to undertake a process of gradual improvement of the environmental performance of the agrosystem, guaranteeing the consumer quality products obtained from highly natural territories.

 

The introduction of wooded and hedged areas into agricultural environments, greater attention to the quality of air, water and soil, the recovery of ancient crop varieties and animal breeds of traditional agriculture, will allow a clear improvement of the characteristics of the agricultural landscape that it will finally be able to become an expression of the peasant tradition, of its historical, economic-social and cultural typicality.