The team of experts includes Sustainable Food Systems GmbH (SFS) in the role of project leader, as well as the Global Nature Fund, Bioland the Lake Constance Foundation, representatives of agricultural producers and Nürtingen-Geislingen University. The multi-stakeholder approach takes into account different perspectives and accompanying measures and thus promises high acceptance.
The result of this process will be that, in the future, farmers will implement measures in their business activities based on a catalog of criteria, which will contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and thus to the protection of species diversity. The standard is expected to be available by the end of 2021.
With the development of the biodiversity add-on by GLOBALG.A.P. for conventional fruit and vegetable farming, Lidl is actively promoting the protection of biodiversity as part of its sustainability strategy. The project is part of Lidl’s ongoing work around biodiversity including its actions within the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and developing an expanding organic range.