Promoting sustainable farming practices: the use of a high nature value index (HNVI)

HNVI Project Experiences

The HNV Index does not only punish the use of chemicals and toxic practices in the High Nature Value Environment. It also rewards ecologically sound practices with high scores. Most of the farmers in both valleys scored below 45 on the Index. The main reason for this was the heavy dependence on NPK fertilizing practices and the use of some toxic chemicals in weed suppression and chemical control of pests/diseases.

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