It is a catalogue of farms of excellence, representative of 11 Best Practices of farm management in EU.
They are Models of effective and efficient showing entrepreneurial flexibility in the process of adapting to new market scenarios. They are farms that have established alternative sources of income (i.e., multifunctionality) to support the mere production (as strategy to response of the decoupling), showing a strong attention to the safeguard of the environmental heritage and the eco-sustainable development of territory where they are based. They are certified not only for production aspects but also for the entire cycle of Farm Management and they adopt systems of control management of process / product (Traceability, Tracing back, Quality control, etc...) for the improvement and optimisation of enterprise processes.
Entrepreneurial models of farm management have been identified, formalised and described; they are guided by a business and market oriented logic and have fully addressed the requests coming from the new CAP not only as ties and obligations but as growth opportunities.