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