Veneto Agriculture is the leader of an innovative Italy / Slovenia project which, through an APP and well-defined protocols, aims to improve the sustainable and integrated management of the natural ecosystems in which pollinating insects live.

The important project, which sees Veneto Agriculture as leader with partners from Friuli (Pordenone Technological Pole, University of Udine-Faculty of Agriculture) and Slovenes (University of Ljubljana, Technical Support Center for Companies in Kranij), involves the construction of an innovative cross-border system for the improvement, also through monitoring actions , of the biodiversity of some habitats in Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Slovenia.

The main objective is to improve the sustainable and above all integrated management of the natural ecosystems in which pollinating insects live. In practice, thanks to the " Bee-diversity " project, ten case studies are underway that will affect a total of 8,000 hectares of territory in Italy and Slovenia, providing for specific protocols and a joint model that can be transferred throughout Europe and applicable even after the formal conclusion of the project itself (January 2022).

For the first time, with this project led by Veneto Agricoltura , it will be possible to integrate the monitoring actions of the health status of the areas involved and of pollinating insects (bees) through an innovative technological system (ICT) and an APP for the collection, data management and aggregation, with a process of harvesting, sowing and spreading native herbaceous plants .

All this activity will take place within the areas of the European Network " Natura 2000 ", including the involvement and direct collaboration of the owners of the identified land , management companies and stakeholders (farmers, beekeepers, technicians, etc. .) of the project areas.

Through the APP, the "Bee-diversity" project will communicate in different ways, ie by directing technical information to professionals and general information to raise awareness among the population. Lastly, the project envisages training and awareness-raising actions aimed at companies, stakeholders and technicians.