MOUNTAIN AGRICULTURE

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

MOUNTAIN AGRICULTURE

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

Mountain agriculture plays a central role in ensuring Alpine traditional landscape, regional breeds and species and preserving local culture, heritage and traditional techniques. However, mountain agriculture is also highly environmentally sensitive and therefore especially vulnerable to climate change. This characteristic and the market position of Alpine food products as high quality and “niche” products pave the way for additional climate-change efforts of mountain farmers. Besides reducing greenhouse-gas emission of mountain agriculture, these efforts may also help increase value-added and income in the agricultural sector in the Alps.

Targets:

Alpine agriculture is able to cover its energy consumption in a self-sufficient way through the development of sustainable and site-suitable renewable energy stems.

Regional value chains and circular economy reduce transport emissions for agricultural products.

The predominant share of Alpine farms is managed following the principles of organic farming and is certified by relevant labels.

Diversified species and crops which suit local conditions make mountain agriculture more resilient to cope with climate change impacts.

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Mountain agriculture plays a central role in ensuring Alpine traditional landscape, regional breeds and species and preserving local culture, heritage and traditional techniques. However, mountain agriculture is also highly environmentally sensitive and therefore especially vulnerable to climate change. This characteristic and the market position of Alpine food products as high quality and “niche” products pave the way for additional climate-change efforts of mountain farmers. Besides reducing greenhouse-gas emission of mountain agriculture, these efforts may also help increase value-added and income in the agricultural sector in the Alps.

Targets:

Alpine agriculture is able to cover its energy consumption in a self-sufficient way through the development of sustainable and site-suitable renewable energy stems.

Regional value chains and circular economy reduce transport emissions for agricultural products.

The predominant share of Alpine farms is managed following the principles of organic farming and is certified by relevant labels.

Diversified species and crops which suit local conditions make mountain agriculture more resilient to cope with climate change impacts.

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Mountain agriculture plays a central role in ensuring Alpine traditional landscape, regional breeds and species and preserving local culture, heritage and traditional techniques. However, mountain agriculture is also highly environmentally sensitive and therefore especially vulnerable to climate change. This characteristic and the market position of Alpine food products as high quality and “niche” products pave the way for additional climate-change efforts of mountain farmers. Besides reducing greenhouse-gas emission of mountain agriculture, these efforts may also help increase value-added and income in the agricultural sector in the Alps.

Targets:

Alpine agriculture is able to cover its energy consumption in a self-sufficient way through the development of sustainable and site-suitable renewable energy stems.

Regional value chains and circular economy reduce transport emissions for agricultural products.

The predominant share of Alpine farms is managed following the principles of organic farming and is certified by relevant labels.

Diversified species and crops which suit local conditions make mountain agriculture more resilient to cope with climate change impacts.

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