New income sources for farmers through bioeconomy
The best soils and a mild climate are ideal conditions for producing high-quality food in the Rhenish mining region. The food and animal feed industries are therefore strongly positioned in the region.
Domestic agriculture is facing various structural transformations. In addition, climate change and the loss of surface area are pushing us to rethink agricultural practices. The aim is to create new, innovative sources of income – with a view to produce valuable raw materials, add value to bio-based residual materials and protect the environment.
The agricultural sector should continue to provide the population in the Rhenish mining region with safe, regional food.