- Sustainable Food System
DATE: 16 of March 2020
RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.
Developing comprehensive response to Climate Change for EU Farming Systems: Climate Change Vulnerability and Sustainable Adaptiation Strategies
The LIFE AgriAdapt project team presented their results and recommendations from 126 pilot farms in Europe and a new innovative webtool to increase farmer’s adaptation competence.
Carolina Wackerhagen (Lake Constance Foundation): "With our EU project LIFE AgriAdapt, we are pursuing the goal of reducing the vulnerability of farms to climate change and strengthening the competence of farmers for sustainable adaptation. Our webinar summarised the main findings and lessons learned from the project."
Download the presentation from the webinar here. You can also check the "document and video section" for e.g. the AgriAdapt Manual or the new videos with insights from some pilot farms.
- Short presentation of the LIFE AgriAdapt Project
- Results of the final vulnerability assessment of 126 pilot farms across Europe
- General Proposals per Farming System for sustainable adaptation to climate change
- Increasing farmer´s adaption competence: the Adaptation Training Pack and AgriAdapt Webtool for Adaptation (AWA)
- Key adaptation components
The AgriAdapt project is focused on the adaptation measures that maintain or improve the farm competitiveness, that address other environmental challenges and, of course, that enhance the farm resilience to climate change. It is interested in demonstrating in the main four Climate Risk Areas of the EU that other environmental and socioeconomic synergies can be met when fighting against climate change, such as ecosystem services maintenance, biodiversity conservation, water and air quality, better jobs, integration of vulnerable communities, better supply security for the industry, etc.
The overall objective of the AgriAdapt project is to demonstrate that three of the most important farming systems in the EU (livestock, arable and permanent crops) will become more climate-resilient through the implementation of feasible and sustainable adaptation measures which also have positive crosscutting environmental benefits. To this end, different measures will be tested in pilot farms across the four main EU Climate Risk Regions and the conclusions obtained will be used to elaborate General proposals for key farming systems.
The specific objectives of the project are:
- to develop and test a common methodology (decision supporting tool)
- to test sustainable measures and management approaches in 120 pilot farms
- to promote sustainable adaptation measures among farmers, farmers associations, technical consultants, food standard organisations and agricultural assurance companies
- to raise awareness and train current and future farmers on sustainable adaptation options at farm level
- to transfer best practices and know-how to political, agricultural and food business stakeholders and contribute to the development and implementation of EU, national and regional policies.
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