The question of what sustainable agriculture should look like is a critical one that demands us to rise above ideological debates and barriers, as well as steer clear of black-and-white thinking.
At its core, sustainable agriculture should seek to harmonize with the environment, while also meeting the diverse needs of those who rely on it, from farmers to consumers. Thus, sustainable agriculture must be approached with a broad perspective that prioritizes the welfare of both people and the natural world, striving to establish a balanced and mutually beneficial relationship between them.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS PROJECT?
Different insect traps and sensors are used for data collection
Measure, analyze, test
Syngenta has organized a project that brings together organic and conventional farmers from across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Their shared objective is to enhance insect diversity and soil health in agriculture through data generation, testing new technologies, and analysis methods. This project is fueled by the participants' individual experiences, ideas, openness, and support. The scientific component and measurement of independent, meaningful data are led by the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, specifically the Center for Biodiversity Monitoring at Museum Koenig
Discuss, learn, motivate
How can climate protection, soil health and biodiversity be integrated into a future-proof system?
What can nature-positive agriculture - that simultaneously preserves the livelihood of farms and produces affordable food - look like?
Howcanotherfarmersbemotivatedtoengage in nature-positive landmanagement
Farmers and representativesfromscience, society and politicsdiscussquestions like these at regularroundtable meetings. The mottois: talktoeachotherrather thanabouteachother.
Regular exchanges take place both virtually and in person.