Béla Jankovich de Jeszenice: Increasing awareness on nature and its diversity is the first step.
Marie Orban, ENPLC: “Thank you, Béla, for being part of the ENPLC community. Could you share with us how you approach conservation measures in your land?”
Regenerative agriculture is the answer, it’s one of the ways to achieve the climate and biodiversity goals of the EU.
“We work with a combination of several nature inclusive practices: regenerative agriculture, extensive forestry, free ranging cattle, sustainable hunting while including the local community.“
“ The estate currently consists of: arable land, with its own drying and storage facilities, forests, fruit orchards and pedigree Hereford cattle.
We grow wheat, durum wheat, rapeseed, corn, sunflower, alfalfa, and niche products like hemp, crimson clover, black radish and spelt.“
New forests to prevent erosion
Herds of Hereford cows roam the grasslands of the estate.
During the winter months they stay in a spacious paddock where they are fed alfalfa and other fodder grown on the estate.
Their manure is valuable for land improvement, and their rotational grazing essential for the health of our grasslands.
Our quality pedigree Hereford cattle are renowned, and sold in Hungary and abroad. This year we are starting to sell to consumers our Hereford beef via a prime home delivery grocery in Budapest, in line with the farm to fork goals.”
“In our orchard we grow stone-fruits – plums, peaches, cherries, apricots, and nectarines.
These are sold to regional markets. Over time we are converting the orchard to a fruit forest, moving away from monocultures with the aim that a diverse gene-pool of different edible plants will result in a more self-balanced biome, where less maintenance is needed and results in a more diverse habitat for wildlife.“
“The diverse landscape of the estate is home to a wide variety of biomes that are located at short distances from each other.
Lakes, streams, marshlands and swamps, mixed forests, shrublands and grasslands are connected, and result in a rich habitat.
We value this habitat as a core to our estate, and protect and strengthen it where possible.“
Béla Jankovich de Jeszenice: We celebrate and share our connection with nature and the local community, and aim to inspire family, friends and visitors by building a family estate for generations to come.
Want to know more on regenerative practices such as crops cover, borders, crop rotation, grazing and integrated livestock, water retention and erosion prevention?
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