Money for several projects: Hessen is to ökomodell region

farmers who manage their farms sustainably, the Welfare of animals, local slaughterhouses and dairies, working together with the farmers and the consumers buyin

Money for several projects: Hessen is to ökomodell region

farmers who manage their farms sustainably, the Welfare of animals, local slaughterhouses and dairies, working together with the farmers and the consumers buying these local products. The objectives of the so-called ökomodell regions can be summarized that it is now in the state of Hesse. Agriculture Minister Priska Hinz (Green party) said that, in the meantime, all the counties involved in the model regions and thus one of the goals of the black-green coalition agreement was reached. Hesse, as Hinz, there will be a ökomodell region for Germany. "We are proud of that," says the Minister, who added that in particular, the cultivation of organic food will support.

so Far, Hessen, eight of these ökomodell regions. Your project will be extended to five years. The six new regions will take part in the project for five years. This is the model region of the Nassauer Land, of Wiesbaden, of the district of Limburg-Weilburg, Rheingau-Taunus-include the circle. The Rhine-Main Region consists of Frankfurt, Offenbach, Hochtaunuskreis, Main-Taunus-Kreis and the Landkreis Offenbach. The circle mountain road joins the existing ökomodell South region and both of the Main-Kinzig-Kreis of Schwalm-Eder-Kreis their own regions. Hersfeld-Rotenburg is also a model region for both of the eponymous district, as well as the club's "Good from the woods of Hesse," are the carriers.

food supply secure

In the next five years, according to Hinz a priority to develop the necessary structures, so that locally produced food can also be used by the people in the Region bought. In addition to objectives such as climate protection, biodiversity and animal welfare, so also the important reason for food supplies to be secured in the state of Hesse. "Not only is that, if agriculture is a part and, without it, it is," said Hinz. The taxpayer can cost a lot: € 18 million for the ökoaktion plan for "marketing" in the Region by 2025 available. 31 million euros, the farmers get per year if you participate in Organic farming, and a further 18 million are projected for the years 2020 and 2021. The project, a variety of arable crops, the conventionally producing farmers can participate. 17 million EUR for structural measures, for example, if an organic dairy, cheese dairy, or a mobile slaughterhouse to be promoted. The model regions received per district for the implementation of your concepts for the development of a financial subsidy for the recruitment of a project Manager. This has a height of a maximum of 50,000 Euro. In addition, individual projects will be funded.

"We are not starting from scratch"

The new regions will implement their projects now. For the Nassauer Land, Karl-Eckart Mascus explained some of the plans. So a platform with the name "New paths to be created in the Nassauer Land", which is concerned fruits with the cultivation of the new field. A round table informed farmers about their farms to organic change. The new regional brand, "Nassauer Land" is to help the products to the consumer publicize. "We are not starting from zero," said Mascus, because Wiesbaden had, for example, already has a strong direct marketer-scene in the case of vegetables and fruit.

According to Hinz, the direct access to many of the consumers is one of the great advantages of the Rhine-Main model region to include the Offenbach and Frankfurt. There should be promoted for Organic farming. As in the past years, many meat-processing enterprises had ceased to exist and at the same time the desire of many farmers to allow their animals a stress-free slaughter, shall be taken in the purchase of a mobile slaughter plant in the eye.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 11:20

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