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With the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP, 2023-2027), the agricultural sector is undergoing a revolution towards sustainability. With the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP, 2023-2027), the agricultural sector is undergoing a revolution towards sustainability. This new direction offers unprecedented opportunities for farmers and our planet. In particular, the CAP strongly promotes the use of insect pollinator mixtures, cover crop rotations, and perennial grasslands, which are considered key strategies for more responsible and resilient agricultural management.

Regional Incentives:

A fundamental aspect of the new CAP is the presence of regional incentives (rural development) to encourage farmers to adopt these sustainable practices. These incentives encourage the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices, which can preserve or improve soil fertility and maintain biodiversity for the long-term maintenance of perennial grasslands. Check with your local agricultural authority to discover specific opportunities in your region.

Cover Crop Rotations: Restoring Soil Fertility

Our cover crop rotations, such as Cereal Soil Cover, Structure Soil Cover, Direct Soil Cover, and Green Soil Cover, play a crucial role in sustainable agriculture These crops, sown between main cash crops, help protect the soil from erosion, compaction, and nutrient loss. Additionally, they contribute to improving soil structure and its water retention capacity, thereby reducing the need for irrigation and fertilizers. Thanks to the CAP, farmers can now benefit from significant incentives to adopt these methods.

Insect Pollinator Mixtures: Floral Ecosystems

Pollinator insects are essential for global food production, and our Insect Pollinator Mixtures, such as Mellifer Annual, Mellifer Landscape, and Mellifer Perennial, promote biodiversity and insect health. These mixtures provide a continuous source of food for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, thereby contributing to agricultural production. Moreover, they enhance the stability of the agricultural ecosystem and reduce the need for pesticides.

Perennial Grasslands: Nature’s Strength

Our perennial grasslands, including Soave Under-Vine, Belfrutto Under-Fruit Tree, and Tropical Under-Arboretum, represent a significant step towards agricultural sustainability. These mixtures enhance biodiversity, contribute to soil conservation, and suppress weeds. Additionally, they reduce the need for irrigation and fertilizer use, helping farmers save money and reduce environmental impact.

References:

Key strategic objectives of the CAP 2023-2027 (2023) Agriculture and rural development. Available at: https://agriculture.ec.europa.eu/common-agricultural-policy/cap-overview/cap-2023-27/key-policy-objectives-cap-2023-27_it (Accessed: 28 August 2023).

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