Biodiversity for healthy agriculture

Biodiversity for healthy agriculture

Biodiversity contributes decisively to the life of the planet through millions of genes (plants, animals and ecosystems) that serve to compose the living structure.
Today human beings (which are only a small part of this incredible and vibrant mosaic) have a strong impact on species and the environment, putting at risk a large number of plants and animals, together with fundamental processes of nature such as pollination. insects and soil regeneration through microorganisms.

From 1960 to today, since (after the Treaty of Rome on agriculture) the rules of agricultural production have been changed to feed an increasing population, biodiversity (especially that of agricultural species and varieties) has been decreasing constantly. For this we need to request an energetic intervention from political and scientific consciences of the whole world.
This is why we need to reverse the logic of the RDPs (Rural Development Programs) and the European Regulations that are creating a disorientation and confusion in terms that instead of solving the problem of rural territories is exacerbating it in an almost irreparable way.
It will therefore be important to create a more flexible agriculture that preserves a wide variety of life forms with particular characteristics, such as trees that survive droughts or livestock that reproduces in critical situations. Sustainable farming techniques that can nourish the population while simultaneously protecting oceans, forests, grasslands and other ecosystems that host biological diversity.
A new treaty on world agriculture is urgently needed and there is no time to waste.
But we must first give this awareness and this knowledge to the new generations. So that, through these knowledge and traditions, each person can rediscover the meaning of his existence and his role in nature.
We need to give the opportunity to children and young people, to touch a tree, to walk barefoot, to see a goat, to work in the fields instead of using the tractor, etc. .. to compete with the rhythms and limits of the man in nature.
Without all this there will be no more continuity of life on our planet, based on the relationships and traditions that arise from living and sharing nature with present and future generations.

Guido Bissanti

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