Curbing greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions on farms and adapting to new threats from climate change are major challenges facing European agriculture over the next few years. The economic and social profitability of farms can be raised by adopting appropriate sustainable farming practices that also contribute to reducing agriculture’s GHG footprint, and the sector can contribute to climate change mitigation through soil carbon sequestration.

Aside from combating climate change efficiently, making use of sustainable production methods can not only improve food security, but also contribute to preserving the environment. Reducing the effects of climate change and regenerating the vital functions of ecosystems are closely related. In summary, a farming system that combats climate change can be a powerful tool in improving climate conditions, preserve nature and increase the agriculture sector’s viability.

The main objective of the AgriClimateChange Project is to increase the mitigation potential of agriculture. A new software will be created which will be used in farms in four countries of the European Union in order to determine and support farming activities that contribute to combating climate change.


 

With the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community