1-3 April 2014

Green Carbon Conference

Over the last decade, Conservation Agriculture (CA) has become known as a set of ecologically-based agricultural practices which aim to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture.

Precision agriculture based on Conservation Agriculture offers new opportunities to producers and society to make future agricultural intensification more sustainable, profitable and affordable while at the same time adapting to and mitigating climate change. Conservation Agriculture is an approach to greening agricultural land use, producing more from less, and to manage ecosystem services such as the carbon, nitrogen and water cycles sustainably and profitably.

Therefore, this European Conference called "Green Carbon - Making Sustainable Agriculture Real" will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to take a leap forward with the alternate ecosystem approach to sustainable agricultural intensification as exemplified by Conservation Agriculture, a no-till farming system now spreading across all continents, including Europe.

This Conference also seeks to alert EU policy stakeholders and technical officers of the urgent need to promote the adoption of sustainable soil, landscape and production system management practices of CA to achieve the objectives of the new CAP 2020.


  1. Evidence of carbon sequestration in Europe and carbon offset potential.
  2. Soil Organic Carbon, soil health and productivity.
  3. Contribution of Soil Organic Carbon for ecosystem functions and landscape management.
  4. Economic and policy aspects of "carbon farming".

Why attend?

Researchers, policy stakeholders, practitioners, service providers and others will attend the Green Carbon Conference to:

  • exchange views and experiences with peers from many European countries and from overseas,
  • learn about recent developments and opportunities in carbon farming,
  • engage in discussing issues related to climate change policy,
  • experience practical aspects of CA and low carbon footprint agriculture.

Contact us

 Paula Triviño-Tarradas
 +34 957 212 663
 +34 957 422 168
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Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre
135 Midi Street
B-1000 in Brussels
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 Book of abstracts, presentations and full papers

You can download the book of abstracts, the presentations and some full papers of the Green Carbon Conference from the Post-Conference tab of our website (


  • ECAF
  • Life
  • Life+Agricarbon
  • IAD


  • ELO
  • Forum for Agriculture



European Survey

Through this survey, ECAF in partnership with the IAD, wishes to raise awareness of this new approach to agriculture to better understand the interactions among economic, political, environmental and social elements which may serve as motors or brakes in the transition towards real sustainable farming.

 Sustainable Agriculture and YOU

Second Announcement

Please find here the complete Second Announcement of the Green Carbon Conference, summarizing the most relevant information regarding this event.

 Download second announcement

LIFE+ Agricarbon Project

Agricarbon has been encouraging the progressive establishment of sustainable agricultural techniques, contributing to the decrease of Greenhouse Gas emissions and the adaptation of agricultural systems to the changing climate due to global warming.

About ECAF

The European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF) is a non-profit organization comprising fifteen national associations which promotes among Europe's farmers "best practices" of soil management and other aspects of Conservation Agriculture.