Biodiversity and agriculture are inseparable from each other because natural elements are constantly interacting with human activity…
It is in this that the High Environmental Value aims to identify and value agricultural practices more respectful of the environment.
What is the HVE approach?
The High Environmental Value allows biodiversity to be better integrated into the production system, limiting the negative impacts that certain agricultural practices can have on it and optimizing the benefits that it can bring (water system regulation, pollutant filtration, pollination…).
There are 4 indicators:
- The biodiversity, which is expressed by the presence of agro-ecological infrastructures, plant diversity, etc.
- The phytosanitary strategy evaluated with alternative methods to chemical control, weeding, etc.
- The management of fertilization with the realization of a nitrogen balance, land cover, etc.
- The management of irrigation measured by the equipment used, adherence to a collective management approach, etc.
To conclude, it is important for us to conserve and develop the presence of natural spaces on the farm in order to ensure the survival and reproduction of most cultivation aids.