Definition of good agricultural practice in respect to pasture management
Code of good agricultural practice related to pasture management in order to protect or restore soil fertility and secure the natural resource as a production base in the long term. Code of good agricultural practice related to pasture management. Good agricultural practice forms the basis for education and training for the current and the next generation of farmers. It is a description of the current level of knowledge and farmers’ experiences in pasture management and should constantly be developed in line with new scientific findings and legal frameworks in a broad process of negotiation. It is not of a legally binding nature.
- Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with farmers' organisations
- Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with local advisory services
- Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with research institutions
- Participation of all stakeholders involved, e. g. science / research, agricultural advisory services, civil society, public and private sector (incl. farmers and their interest groups)
Possible Negative Effects
- The code could be given a law-like status, lose its guideline function and therefore fail to be accepted by farmers