Possibilities of cooperation between birds and people during farming

Ecological Farm and Bird-Nest Box Station, Romonya
Publicado: 09 Enero 2023
Última edición: 09 Enero 2023
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Summary

I run an organic farm in Romonya, where I practice chemical-free farming. I deal with herbs, medicinal plants, wild berries and fruit trees, including indigenous varieties.

Part of the farm is an extensive Bird-Nest Box Station, where I help the lives of the species that settle here with dozens of animal protection tools. Just a few examples: A,B,C,D bird boxes, nesting boxes, swallow's nestes, bird feeders, drinkers, bird baths, etc. In addition, in order to help and increase biodiversity, I also installed dozens of other species-supporting tools: bat houses, insect hotels, butterflies houses, ladybug farms, futrinka hatcheries, lirad castles, wasp garages, etc.

Thanks to this interconnected, mutually supportive system, I was able to develop a farming practice in which, with the help of birds and other animals, I not only improved the state of the ecosystem, but also made the farming sustainable and environmentally friendly, in such a way that the quantity and quality of the harvest also increased.

 

Clasificaciones

Region
Europa del Este
Scale of implementation
Global
Local
Nacional
Ecosystem
Agro-ecosistema
Agroforesteria
Area-wide development
Campos de cultivo
Ecosistema urbano
Ecosistemas de pastizales
Huerto
Pastizales templados, sabana, matorral
Pasto
Theme
Acceso y participación en los beneficios
Adaptación al cambio climático
Agricultura
Ciencia y investigación
Comunicación y divulgación
Conectividad / conservación transfronteriza
Conocimientos tradicionales
Contaminación
Diversidad genetica
Especies exóticas invasoras
Fragmentación del hábitat y degradación
Gestión de residuos
Gestión de tierras
Institucionalización de la biodiversidad
Medios de vida sostenibles
Mitigación del cambio climático
One Health
Prevención de erosión
Restauracion
Salud y bienestar humano
Seguridad alimentaria
Servicios ecosistémicos
Other theme
Animal protection
Attitude formation
Circulation systems
Environmental cooperation
Human and animal relationships
Principle of mutual benefit
Species Conservation and One Health Interventions
Evaluación del estado de las especies
Vigilancia de la salud de la vida silvestre (para capturar la vigilancia de la biodiversidad, la salud, las enfermedades y los patógenos)
Seguimiento e investigación de especies
Manejo / Remoción de Especies Invasoras
Planificación de la conservación de especies
Comunicación de riesgos, participación de la comunidad y cambio de comportamiento
Evaluación de riesgos
One Health
El vínculo entre biodiversidad y salud
Sistemas alimentarios
Buena gobernanza territorial
Efectos en la salud debido al cambio climático y la contaminación
Challenges
Desertificación
Sequía
Lluvia errática
Calor extremo
Incremento de temperatura
Degradación de tierras y bosques
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Salinización
Cambio estacional
Erosión
Pérdida de ecosistemas
Especies invasoras
Contaminación (incluida la eutrofización y la basura)
Cosecha insostenible, incluida la sobrepesca
Cambios en el contexto socio-cultural
Health
Falta de seguridad alimentaria
Falta de conciencia del público y de los responsables de la toma de decisiones
Sustainable development goals
ODS 3 - Salud y bienestar
ODS 11 - Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
ODS 12 - Producción y consumo responsables
ODS 13 - Acción por el clima
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
ODS 17 - Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
Other targets
Ecosystems restored and resilience enhanced
Awareness increased
Biodiversity values integrated
Sustainable agriculture
Invasive alien species prevented and controlled
pressures on vulnerable ecosystems reduced
Ecosystems and essential services safeguarded

Ubicación

Romonya, Szőlő Utca, 7743, Baranya County, Hungary

Impacts

I was able to create an animal-human relationship based on reciprocity and cooperation, which is useful and beneficial for both parties. Thanks to all of this, in recent years, species diversity and natural defenses have greatly increased, the state of the environment has improved, and farming has become not only easier, but also more effective.

Due to the increasing presence of birds, I do not use any chemicals for pest control, not even products approved for organic farming. I base it exclusively on the living community of the natural environment, and on the fact that all elements of the food chain function properly thanks to the established system. The extent and severity of the damage is decreasing every year, thanks to the growing and more diverse bird population and the active presence of pollinators.

I use intensive mulching solutions to minimize erosion and maximize precipitation conservation. I deal with weeds with sufficient awareness: I use the appropriate species as food or medicinal plants, I use the mown plants as ground cover, and I compost the other weeds (especially those that have already set seeds) in a separate device, so everything is returned to nature. As a result of the introduced practice, the species composition of the plant population in the area is many times that of the beginning, the number of species living in and around the farm also shows a multiple increase. 

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Boglárka Amrein Tamásné Miskolczi Ecological Farm and Bird-Nest Box Station, Romonya