The eco-schemes of the CAP

The importance of preserving environment lies in the very importance of the environment, since we all live in it. Therefore, if we want to ensure our own survival and well-being, and that of other living beings, we must worry about their care and protection.

The strategic plan designed by Spain to develop the 2023-2027 programming of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), includes the novel requirement to develop the ecoschemes, voluntary actions by farmers to defend the environment for which they will obtain payments.

From Defeder, we want to inform our agricultural readers about these new eco-schemes. The ecoschemes They must serve to improve the sustainability of Spanish agriculture, so our farmers can continue advancing in sustainability and comply with the environmental objectives set by Europe.

The proposal of ecoschemes, also called eco-regimes, is based on 7 concrete practices, which cover all possible land uses, that is, permanent and temporary pastures, arable land and plots of permanent crops. The seven practices that will be supported are:

Practice 1: Increase in the carbon sink capacity of pastures by promoting extensive grazing.

Practice 2: Maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity through sustainable mowing and maintenance of unmowed margins in pasture areas.

practice 3: Cropland rotations.

Practice 4: Conservation agriculture: direct sowing.

Practice 5: Biodiversity spaces in arable farmland and permanent crops.

Practice 6: Spontaneous plant covers or planted in woody crops.

Practice 7: Inert plant covers in woody crops.

Defeder as a company specialized in the manufacture of organic fertilizers promotes organic agriculture over conventional.