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16 Apr 2018
The annual meeting of the International Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS) will be held in Brussels
The annual meeting of the International Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS) will be held in Bruss...
02 Feb 2018
Sustainable Winegrowing Summit, Valpolicella Verona, Italy
Olga Bussinello, the Director of Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella:"Excellence in vineyards is the ...
29 Sep 2016
Wine Observatory on Sustainability at the FIVS Meeting in Ottawa
The annual meeting of the Internation Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS) will be held in Ottawa ...

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30 Jan 2017
WOS - WINE OBSERVATORY SUSTAINABILITY Building the stakeholder platform to foster sustainability in the wine sector

The Wine Observatory Sustainability (WOS) is an international no-profit platform aiming to foster sustainability in the wine sector, collecting and coordinating existing experience

19 Apr 2016
Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles
Developed by FIVS, the Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles (GWPESP) provide a framework to promote a coordinated, efficient and results-driven approach for the international
18 Apr 2016
Wine Sustainability. Past, Present, Future. Sensory characterization of wines as an integral dimension of sustainability
In the 2015 edition of the SIMEI congress it was decided to focus on the matter of sustainability from two different but complementary points of view: the socio-economic and environmental sustainabili
01 Oct 2014
First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing - towards EXPO Milano 2015
The First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing is the result of a complex journey that has involved 37 experts on the topic of sustainable wine from the technical and scientific community, united by this


Short description:

A sustainability program initiated by Bayer CropScience in cooperation with the University of Milan. Objective: to promote sustainability in viticulture and minimize environmental impact by using precision viticulture techniques. Monitoring vineyards and distributing fertilizers or agrochemicals in a more precise way to enable reduced interventions in the field, as well as reducing the amount of wastes and the overall environmental impact.

Date of publication:

Kind of Tool:
- Protocol
- Guidelines
- Certification

Authorities developing the tool:
University of Milan – vine management
Department of agricultural, forest and food sciences of the University of Turin – management of distribution equipment
Department of forestry and agrarian, technology, science, engineering and economics of the University of Florence – management of distribution equipment
Italian National Research Council Institute of Food Crop Sciences – management and analysis of ochratoxin risk.
Assoenologi (the Italian oenologists’ association) – oenological techniques, sensory analysis
Ager s.c. Agricoltura e ricerca - precision viticulture and qualified technical service
Bayer CropScience – pests and fungus management
Kuhn - vineyard equipment
Spektra Agri - precision viticulture
Image Line - IT system
Nobili - vineyard equipment
New Holland Agriculture - farm equipment
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) - business assurance

Farm demo implementing the tool:
Participation: approximately 106 italian wineries.
See here to find the wineries of Magis: http://magisvino.imagelinenetwork.com/aziende.cfm

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