Today’s farmers are working the land of the new world, a place where food is increasingly demanded and there are fewer resources to produce it. Bringing about change is a collective responsibility and each of us plays an essential role.
The concept of sustainable agriculture can be defined as a system of environmentally friendly farming practices based on scientific innovations through which it is possible to produce healthy food with non-harmful practices for the soil, air, water, and also respecting farmers’ rights and health.
Sustainable agriculture aims at satisfying human needs for healthy food through the following basic principles:
- Environmental quality improvement
- Preservation of natural resources
- Efficient use of agricultural resources and non-renewable energy sources
- Adaptation to natural biological cycles, as well as support of rural economic development and farmers’ quality of life
In the last decades, this phenomenon has grown, and has adapted to the characteristics of the different regions around the world.
Since its origin, during the seventies of the last century, it has been gaining relevance and presence in the social and political agenda. All of that, with a green and planet-friendly perspective.
Sustainable Agriculture in the Winemaking Culture
If good grapes are essential to make a good wine, caring for the vineyard is critical for the winemaking process to achieve favorable results.
Nowadays, winegrowing fields are facing serious problems due to overexploitation, soil degradation, water pollution and biodiversity loss, resulting in consequences for the future of the farming business and the quality of the food.
The sustainable winemaking philosophy seeks to reverse these consequences and achieve a result that enhances the natural flavors of the grapes, gives a special character to the wines, and creates unique pieces with authentic flavors.
All in all, if we take care of nature, it will take care of our vines, our grapes and ourselves, and this a well-known principle in the winemaking world.