What do you stand to gain by choosing biological farming??

One of the main effects of applying biological science in agriculture is the improved quality of the key agricultural asset – farmland soil, and also more effective and environment-friendly plant cultivation.

Healthy, fertile soil is the foundation of your crops!

Neither fertilisers, nor plant protection products can determine your future crops the way the condition of your soil does.

The greatest benefit to you and your farm is SOIL TEEMING WITH LIFE!

Is it for you?

What can you gain?

How much does it cost?

“Irreversible soil degradation is a major problem in today’s world. We are losing ground on which food can be grown, which threatens widespread hunger or soaring food prices. Biological farming prevents soil degradation and, thus, helps reduce the true cost of agricultural produce, which takes into account the irreversible environmental changes.”

Prof. Joanna Guść studies circular economy at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, including true cost accounting, that is the estimation of the cost of production not only in economic terms, but also taking into consideration social and environmental impacts.
Is it for you?

Biological farming is for everyone. Whether it’s a family farm or a commercial farm, whether it uses conventional or organic methods. For those who have just entered the path of regenerative agriculture as well as those who have made considerable progress in its pursuit. Everyone can improve the quality of their soil. And everyone stands to benefit.

Biological farming is advantageous for the entire food supply chain, starting from agricultural producers, through food processors, to consumers.

It meets consumer expectations and the aspirations of the Common Agricultural Policy as well as the European Green Deal. In line with the Farm to Fork Strategy, which is at the heart of the European Green Deal, the use of agricultural chemicals should be significantly reduced (e.g. the use of pesticides by 50% and fertilisers by 20%). The strategy also aims to promote biodiversity and efficient management of natural resources, as well as reduce nutrient losses by at least 50%, while ensuring no deterioration in soil fertility. ​

The New Common Agricultural Policy as of 2023 will support small and mid-sized farms, promoting environmental and climate action.

What can you gain?

Through biological farming, you can enrich humus content in soil. By conserving soil moisture, you will improve its capacity to absorb and hold water even in extreme weather conditions (drought, heavy rain). You will achieve not only cost efficiencies in production (cost of diesel, mineral fertilisers, pesticides), but also a better and more valuable harvest, and consequently – food with higher nutritional value.

Financial benefits.

  • Higher yield potential
  • Lower costs of fertilisation and plant protection
  • Lower costs of fuel
  • Potentially higher prices for “biological farming” certified products
  • Higher irrigation efficiency
  • Higher land value
  • Improved alignment with CAP requirements – subsidies linked to environmental conservation measures
  • In the future – ability to sell carbon credits for storing carbon dioxide in soils
Environmental benefits.
  • Richer, more fertile soils
  • Improved water-holding capacity – greater drought resistance
  • Better-quality crops
  • Higher nutrient content in crops
  • Higher fertiliser efficiency
  • Reduced environmental impact through minimising the use of chemical inputs
  • Counteracting climate change by reducing the carbon footprint and through carbon sequestration in soils
  • Conservation of the environment and natural resources (water, soil, animals) for the generations to come
  • Upholding good farming traditions

The requirements of the Green Deal actually force a change of OLD HABITS, abandoning the routine in search of more efficient and environment-friendly solutions (...). As an additional advantage, it is an opportunity to place on the market certified produce which, subject to certain economies of scale, may become a premium product in the global agricultural commodity market.

dr inż. Krzysztof Gawęcki from Terra Nostra Foundation for Agricultural Development
How much does it cost.

Biological farming constitutes a paradigm shift, it does not generate additional expenses. It requires different inputs – e.g. synthetic fertilisers are replaced with natural products: manure, slurry. It does not depend on how big your farm is, but on the objectives you want to achieve. The change pays off very fast. Actually, the greatest expense is your commitment.

Fun facts..

Did you know…

  • By increasing the content of organic matter by as little as 0.1% in a 30 cm layer of soil on one hectare, you can sequester 2.5 tons of carbon, that is an impressive 9 tons of carbon dioxide. This is nearly as much CO2 as the amount generated by two people over the course of one year.
  • Increasing the soil organic matter content over an area of one hectare by just 1% will mean that the soil can hold an additional 80 m3 of water.