Benefits of the Project Multifunctional Landscapes
The biodiversity in agricultural atmospheres is under threat. In that context, we created the project of refuges Multifunctional Landscapes, inserted within the plan The Good Growth Plan, that it looks for to promote the biodiversity of pollenizers in agricultural landscapes of diverse parts of the world.
Through a simple implementation of a biodiversity refuge, the farming producer can increase of the populations of the insects native pollenizers, preserving the biodiversity and increasing it renders of its cultures. In the same way, they contribute to the reduction of the erosion of the ground, and create a propitious habitat for birds and small mammals.
In order to determine the proportions in numbers the importance of the pollenizers doctor Marcelo Aizen, of the University of Comahue and investigator of the Conicet, explains that more on the 90 percent of the plants major or measured minor of the pollenizers depends in, including the main cultures at world-wide level. Indirectly, the pollenizers are responsible for seeds, vitamins and nutrients, pastures, production of products nontimber and medical plants.
Scientific evidences that the wild lots or of native vegetation properly managed exist allow to give sustenance to a great amount of butterflies, bees and other insects, which allows a greater pollination of the affected zones. In the same way, it offers to the producer the possibility him of certifying his production as far as good agricultural practices.
As a summary, the benefits to take care of the biodiversity (through the implementation of Multifunctional Landscapes) are:
- The increase of the populations of insects pollenizers.
- The creation of a habitat for small mammals and birds.
- The contribution to the reduction of the erosion of the ground.
As far as the agricultural production,
- It improves the yields of the cultures and their quality.
- It increases to the biodiversity in the fields and viability of the cultures and the ground.
- It reduces associated costs to services of pollination.