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Innovation case studies

Is devoted to investigating the importance of new technologies in the agricultural systems to improve efficiency and facilitate the agricultural labour.
Is devoted to investigating the use of natural mechanisms to control pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases to reduce the use of pesticides in crops, to increase the biodiversity and beneficial organisms, to maintain the profitability of the crops and to supply food products without pesticide residues to consumers.
Presents activities related to the production of bioenergy, in order to allow farming production processes be eco-friendly and cost saving.
Presents alternative ways of selling agricultural products locally, directly or through short circuits in a way that improve economical sustainability of the farms.
Presents cases of crops that were not traditionally cultivated in these regions or crops whose production had declined. Usually the new crops present beneficial healthy properties.
Studies ways of cooperation among farmers in order to increase production and incomes.
Refers to the management of natural resources and how that management affects the efficiency of use those resources (eg. utilization of common pasture to sheep).
Presents cases where traditional products/crops are made through innovative ways.
Is devoted to cropping systems that improve soil quality and have positive impacts on the profitability and sustainability of cropping systems.

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