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Alpine Network

In order to promote sustainable development of agriculture in the Alpine region and provide economic security for marginal areas, traditional agricultural methods rather than industrial methods need to be encouraged. This includes the conservation and promotion of the traditional plants and animals in Alpine agriculture. Promoting these traditional systems also helps the conservation of Alpine wildlife, as they complement the ecosystem rather than placing additional strain upon it. Traditional farming systems help to prevent soil erosion and loss of soil fertility, through the use of methods adapted over centuries especially for the region they are used in. All these factors contribute to the production of the traditional Alpine landscapes, which are attractive to tourists.


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