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What is climate farming

Climate farming is an ecological masterplan for agriculture that will not be limited to food production but comprises the production of bio based raw materials, energy, clean air, fosters biodiversity and protects the landscape.

Climate Farming

• Consequently breaks the monocultural systems

• Increases and sustains soil and aboveground biodiversity

• Stabilizes the vineyard ecosystem and the commercial output by a sophisticated use of mixed cultures (vegetables, fruits, trees, shrubs, herbs, wine, flowers, mushrooms, bees, livestock, energy source plants in complementary coexistence).

• Optimizes nutrient cycles by the use of green manures, compost and biochar

• Renunciation of artificial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides

• Protects the plants through stimulation of self-defence mechanisms and promotion of biodiversity, which is complemented by microbial and herbal preparation.

• Generates energy from solar power, wind and biomass

• Provides carbon sinks by the production of biochar and humus

• Is engaged in landscape protection through aestheticization of the agricultural space

• Maintains and conservates the diversity of varieties and species, protects endangered plants and animals

• Opens up new perspectives for humans to live in harmony with nature


research reports and articles about climate farming are to be found in the Ithaka-Journal.