The pilot region is characterised by small-scale agriculture. The average field size is less than 2 hectares and farms around 26 hectares. This is also reflected in a significantly higher labour force of up to 5 workers per 100 hectares, while in Brandenburg on average a maximum of 2.5 workers are employed per hectare. Agriculture is therefore also an integral part of society.
Due to the small-scale structure and relief, structural elements such as hedges, copses, individual trees, ditches, streams and springs have established themselves at the borders of neighbouring fields, woodlands and streams, which make a valuable contribution to the preservation of biodiversity and whose protection has gained in importance in recent decades.