Promoting conservation agriculture in Tierra de Campos
- General information
The Tierra de Campos region is set in a typically Castilian natural environment, where steppes and cereal fields predominate. In these crops, steppe birds thrive, a group of emblematic species that spend most of their time on the ground, feeding on grain, herbaceous plants and small terrestrial invertebrates.
This project addresses the development and implementation of a profitable agricultural model that supports the conservation of biodiversity, paying special attention to threatened steppe birds in decline such as the Little Bustard, Iberian Sandgrouse, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse and Lesser Kestrel.
The model, which is being developed with the help of the Agropal Grupo Alimentario cooperative and the support of the BBVA Foundation, aims to introduce good agricultural practices in the Tierras de Campos region (Palencia, Zamora, Valladolid, León) with the help of farmers interested in switching to organic farming and implementing a rotation model with leguminous plants. The project includes the generation of differentiated marketing channels to improve farmer profitability, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the model and the incorporation of more farmers. It also includes the measurement of impacts on biodiversity in five main areas: landscape, microbial fauna, flora, arthropods and birds, as well as a GIS viewer to incorporate the results.
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