What is Biodiversity Grow?

Biodiversity Grow is a theoretical-practical methodological program developed and certified in collaboration between Quality & Adviser, SL and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (with public contract), by which tools are applied that allow the farmer of any type of crop to advance in the process of Continuous improvement of its sustainability and functional biodiversity, as well as the progressive reduction in the use of pesticides. In the warehouse handling phase, BIODIVERSITY GROW packers and marketers undertake to follow the same principles.

Biodiversity Grow is a voluntary commitment of farmers and clothing stores towards sustainable agriculture, to grow a healthy/natural product and to be able to reduce the effects of climate change.


In a society that is increasingly concerned about the environment, the least possible use of phytosanitary products and pesticides in agriculture, and sustainable development in general, specific quality standards and a new demand come into play (a product obtained with less pesticides and whose production is compatible with sustainable development).

In this way, the BIODIVERSITY GROW Program wants to bet on a product with a purpose, grown naturally and that promotes biodiversity to fight climate change and people’s health by reducing waste as much as possible. pesticides.

To do so, Biodiversity grow is committed to a change in the production model that ensures sustainable development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a planning and monitoring tool for countries, both nationally and internationally. Thanks to their long-term vision, they support each country on its path towards sustainable, inclusive development in harmony with the environment, through public policies and budget, monitoring and evaluation instruments.

The Biodiversity Grow Program pays special attention to Goal 15: Life in Terrestrial Ecosystems, which seeks, according to the UN, to “promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, combat desertification, stop and reverse the degradation of land and halt the loss of biological diversity. In addition to this Goal, Goals 3 (Health and Well-being), 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and 13 (Climate Action) also apply.

With all this, a continuous improvement in agriculture is sought, through level monitoring to achieve a sustainable cultivation and handling.

The methodology of the program is based on the measurement of 7 points, with the aim of making a first diagnosis from which recommendations for improvement will be made.

1. Establish the situation of the environmental, social, economic and regulatory context.

The general situation of the farms to be evaluated is established, knowing the degree of involvement of the company and the qualification of its workers, as a whole and in its different departments, with respect to compliance with production standards.

2. Get to know the native flora of the farm and its bordering areas.

Know the weed flora (trees, shrubs and herbs) of the farm and its bordering areas, giving importance to the relationships that occur between it and the crop.

3. Review management and agronomic practices.

Defining the starting point in which the farms are at the level of use of phytosanitary products and fertilizers provides a basis for establishing objectives and time to achieve them, in order to achieve a product with minimal phytosanitary residues. In this regard, a basic knowledge of farm management practices and access to the field notebook is required. In addition, special importance is given to the use of phytosanitary products and their possible impact on biodiversity, and the origin of irrigation water, consumption, irrigation schedules, and quality are reviewed.

4. Identify ecological infrastructures.

It is considered a key point to be able to transmit to the workers of the farms evaluated the importance and functionality of the elements of the landscape present, and in the case that they do not exist, promote their creation and advise on the design and implementation. The present ecological infrastructures are identified. These infrastructures are evaluated if they exist, and if not, implementation is proposed.

5. Observe soil management.

This point includes the management of vegetation cover. It is necessary to establish a soil management criterion that ensures sustainability criteria, and that when evaluating the interactions with the crop allows defining the points of improvement. The adventitious, ruderal, etc. flora is identified and valued. At this point, physicochemical analyzes are carried out and the levels of pesticides in the soil are measured.

6. Evaluation of the diversity of beneficial fauna.

The evaluation of the proposed techniques will provide an increase in beneficial fauna that will need to be quantified. It should be noted that this point can be used as a support for marketing, since the data on useful fauna allows us to numerically demonstrate the evolution in the implementation of established techniques, and their more respectful nature with the environment. A progressive increase in beneficial fauna, in number and species, will be observed from the beginning of the work, both in the aerial part and at ground level.

7. Development of a treatment plan against uncontrolled pests

Through actions with active materials whose use is the least harmful to useful fauna, products used according to the MAGRAMA regulations, where appropriate, and the release of natural enemies.

By virtue of compliance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the Biodiversity Grow program proposes the application of the following additional voluntary modules related to the application objectives to achieve the seal.


  • Carbon Footprint Module
  • Water Footprint Module
  • Circular Economy Module
  • Health and Flavor Module
  • Equality and Social Justice Module
  • Energy efficiency module
  • Lean Module
  • Fair trade module
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Module
  • Sustainable Packaging Module
  • Sustainable Logistics