RECENT TRENDS IN CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE IN MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENTS

This interactive course will address recent trends, advances and innovations in CA research and practice, and the major concerns that farmers face in the adoption of CA, including the limited knowledge sharing and technical assistance.

2021.12.16 | Line Carlenius Berggreen

Date Mon 14 Feb Wed 23 Feb
Time 09:00    14:00
Location Online Advanced Course

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a sustainable and profitable system of agricultural production and land management based on three interlinked principles: no or minimum mechanical soil disturbance, maintenance of soil organic cover, and crop diversification. CA has developed substantially worldwide over recent decades. Although the potential benefits of CA in Mediterranean conditions are high for farmers, society and the environment, the system and its adoption and spread should be further optimized. With CA, production costs and negative environmen - tal impacts can be minimized, while improving productivity and resilience, including climate change adaptation and mitigation.

In this context, a Research and Innovation Action has been selected by PRIMA Foundation –“Research-based participatory approaches for adopting Conservation Agriculture in the Mediterranean Area, CAMA, Grant Agreement No. 1912”, with the aims to identify the major barriers to CA implementation by smallholders of Mediterranean countries; to establish a network of experiments and farmers associations adopting CA; to improve legume-based rotations in rainfed cropping systems; to quantify the effects of CA application and developing agronomic innovation to increase soil fertility and physical status, nitrogen and water use efficiencies; and to disseminate the CA concept and techniques in Mediterranean countries, also by means of advanced training courses.

The course will be held online from 14 to 23 February 2022, 8 days, 4 hours per day, scheduled from 9:15 h to 13:45 h (Central European Time).

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Tags: Conservation Agriculture