Pilot farms follow the principles of sustainable farming based on a checklist developed by ASAP. Sustainable farming means:
Minimum tillage or no-till farming.
Crop rotation to increase biodiversity.
Maintenance of plant soil cover.
Crop fertilisation based on fertiliser balance.
Efficient utilisation of water resources.
Compliance with the Integrated Pest Management principles.
Focus on the safety of the farm staff.
Development of local communities, strengthening of the cooperation between neighbours.