Development of a market-oriented framework for biodiversity measures in agriculture in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Field of action: Agriculture & the Food Sector
Project goals: The aim of the project is to create a market-oriented framework for the various biodiversity measures in agriculture within the regional and EU quality programs in Baden-Württemberg.
It is meant to be a tool in order to make it easier for farmers to develop the provision of public goods as a profitable component of their farm.
Project area: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Duration: 2022 – 2023
Farmers in Baden-Württemberg should permanently implement more measures to preserve and promote biodiversity on their land. In addition to the further development of public funding, market-oriented incentive systems are also needed in order to better value the biodiversity services of Baden-Württemberg farmers along the supply chain. In the future, this should make it possible for regional and EU quality programs to record, evaluate and reward the implementation of biodiversity measures by farms.
Conception and development of a biodiversity evaluation system for regional and EU quality programs and application on 20 pilot farms; conception and implementation of a simple on-site ecological monitoring on the 20 pilot farms; evaluation and adaptation of the evaluation system, extended test run on 50 farms.
Development of a bonus system for the biodiversity performance of farmers in close cooperation with the ministry, committees of the regional and EU quality programs in the county and market partners; presentation of the project results at an event for ministries, committees and licensees of the regional and EU quality programs in Baden-Württemberg and the food industry.
Contact person: Patrick Trötschler
Phone: +49 (0) 7732-9995-41