Better production for better food with agroecology
Famous for their summer cauliflower, the Audomarois marshes are an excellent place for vegetable production and grassland, thanks to the ever-present water and the agronomic quality of its peat-rich yet sensitive soil. The Programme for the Maintenance of Agriculture in Wetlands (PMAZH) aims to find a balance between viable, profitable farming activities and crucial conservation of the wetland area and its various ecological functions.
The programme provides support to market gardeners, for example, to reduce their use of insecticides, and teach them to make their own farm machinery, which boosts productivity and improves working conditions, while minimising the financial investment. As the techniques developed are based on local understanding, the aim is not to standardise practices, but to develop hyperlocal skills and knowledge in line with each farmer's needs.
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