Integration of nature protection issues in organic farming, the case of the Hessian State Estate Frankenhausen


  • Hessian State Estate Frankenhausen
  • Department of Farm Management
  • Department of Grassland Sciences and Renewable Plant Resources (all FB11, University of Kassel)
  • Department of Aquatic Ecology
  • Department of Landscape Planning (both FB06, University of Kassel)
  • FIBL Germany e.V.
  • Hessische Landgesellschaft


Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN) {Federal Agency of Nature Protection}



Participants at FOEL

  • Thorsten Haase
  • Carola Hotze
  • Tina Behrens
  • Thomas van Elsen
  • Nina Wenzel
  • Jürgen Heß

Aim of this project is the elaboration of temporary and permanent nature protection measures with regard to their contribution to the improvement of agricultural practices towards nature. Included is the conflict between farm management positions and nature protection necessities. Main topics of the interdisciplinary project are the re-establishing of indigenous plants, development of habitats suited for brown hare and sky lark and the economic validation of nature protection measures.