FInAL aims to develop sustainable cultivation systems that facilitate and support insects while being economically viable and acceptable by each group of interest. A special focus lies on integration of renewable resources and implementation of integrated pest management.
In a co-design-process that incorporates farmers and researchers, FInAL develops innovative concepts and measures, that are implemented and evaluated in three agricultural landscapes (= Landscape Laboratories).
FInAL wants to demonstrate that a guided transformation of whole landscapes towards insect friendly agriculture is possible. In the ten-year spanning transformation process there is plenty of time for effects to unfold and to enable a comprehensive comparison with conventionally managed agricultural areas.