Multifunctional margins are vegetation strips that are introduced on farms whose main objective is the formation of infiltration zones and the retention of the flow of runoff water.

These margins are considered as an infrastructure measure within a basin, and is a highly recommended measure to reduce soil loss by erosion and reduce the amount of water lost in the farm.


The introduction of multifunctional margins involves a number of environmental benefits that increase the sustainability of farms. The most significant advantages of the implementation of this measure are:

  • Decrease of the energy of runoff water flow.
  • Creation of zones of surface water infiltration.
  • To provide habitats for increased biodiversity.
  • Reduction of waterways pollution due to sediment from erosion.