Protocol on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
Article 1: Objectives and principles
c) Developing and designing agricultural policies and instruments that integrate environmental concerns;
g) Implementing measures for preserving and promoting traditional farming practices and the related traditional knowledge;
Article 3: Definitions
10. "Extensive farming" is a farming which uses traditional methods, and requires less labour, investments and external inputs like the application of concentrated forage compared to intensive agro-industrial farming practices.
11. "High nature value (HNV) farming and forestry" is a concept that assesses changes in the extent and condition of agricultural operated areas and forestry land with high natural value in relation to a baseline, which refers on both the respective land cover (farmland and forests) and the associated management activities.
23. "Traditional farming practices" are historically developed agricultural techniques to cope with specific site conditions sustainably to provide sufficient and secure yields based on mixed crops that complement one another.
Article 9: Protection and management of traditional cultural landscapes
2. The Parties shall support the maintenance and application of traditional, low-intensity agricultural practices and forms of management of cultural landscapes, traditional ruminants grazing.
Article 10: Integrated land resource management
2. The Parties shall take measures to promote the inclusion and integration of climate smart agriculture, risk management and renewable energies within farming and operational practices of farmers.