Agriculture

Agriculture is defined as the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. Nowadays agriculture aims to raise yield while lowering costs. Thus, they use fertilizers, as well as eliminate pests and weeds to increase yields. However, this practice has become increasingly unsustainable and a burden on our regions in recent years. We’d like to put some of the problems surrounding agriculture in the Alps to your attention.


Fertilizers are natural or artificial substances that increase the productivity and growth of plants. When talking about artificial or chemical fertilizers the most-used ones are nitrogen fertilizers, which are nitrate based. They are one of the most effective chemical fertilizers, however…

Mass manufacturing is harmful to the environment and is ineffective in the long run. However, it is often used because, for a few years, it might be more productive and appear to be less work than constructing a long-term structure. Nevertheless…

We will need to go back in time to understand how agriculture and low income are related. People used to buy their food mostly from their local farmer or from homegrown vegetables, and they rarely ate meat back then. As we all know…

Farmers are increasingly switching to organic farming, particularly in our area, thus chemical substances are rarely used. However, on the other hand…

Fertilizers are substances that help plants grow and produce more. They can be natural or synthetic. Water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight are all fertilizers by that definition, but they are typically omitted from fertilizer discussions since…

We’d like to introduce you to “Berchtesgadener Land,” a sustainable dairy business located in Bavaria’s Berchtesgadener Land…

Traditional agriculture in the Alps relied heavily on the use of meadows and pastures to produce not only milk and meat, but also other important positive externalities and ecosystem services like…

If nature conservation is viewed as a distinct type of land use, then the Berchtesgaden National Park’s primary focus of use is unmistakably on nature conservation. In recent years…