AMICO BIO

S. Maria Capua Vetere (CE) – Campania

S. Maria Capua Vetere (CE) – Campania
WEBSITE: amicobio.net
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IG: @amicobio_biodynamicagriculture

Amico Bio Cooperative is a multi-functional farm of reference in the area and the only one of its kind in Italy; it has embraced the principles of biodynamics not only in its production practices, but also in its business model related to hospitality and social work.

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SOIL DESCRIPTION
The Cooperative specializes in the production of fruits, vegetables and edible and non-edible flowers grown according to organic and biodynamic farming standards. Their goal is to maintain the nutritional richness of the soils and their biological diversity; to do so, the Cooperative adopts innovative techniques and good practices to safeguard their fundamental resource: healthy soil.

GOOD PRACTICES

On the farm, alternatives to inorganic fertilizers are adopted, eliminating the input of chemicals: polyphitic mixes are introduced to the soil for green manure, composting derived from agricultural and livestock crop waste produced on the farm (derived from cattle and black Caserta piglets raised on the farm and fed internally produced food), thus ensuring a closed and sustainable cycle of its waste products. The soil is protected and kept healthy through the use of biodynamic preparations by inoculating compost heaps and distributing them in the cultivated fields. They also use biodegradable mulch for weed control and crop development.

Soil fertility and plant health are enhanced through crop rotations, with the aim of rebalancing the biological, chemical and physical properties of cultivated soil.

The adoption of the techniques described above also allows the reduction of plastic material, which is also reduced in the packaging process of the final product, which is packaged using compostable packaging.

The Amico Bio Cooperative adopts a global system approach in its work that enables 360-degree sustainability, safeguarding the environment and improving the culture of its citizens. The company believes deeply in the importance of education in culture – and in this case environmental culture – which is why it has been offering kindergarten and primary education services according to a Steinerian approach for eight years. Courses related to the agricultural sector aimed at farmers and professionals are also organized. The farm also participates in agronomic research projects.