A three-day, international conference – Climate Changing Agriculture – in Chania from 30th August to 1st September 2017.
Start: 30th August 12.00
The event will focus on four thematic areas:
• crop management for climate change mitigation and adaptation;
• natural resources conservation;
• geographical information systems and remote sensing; and
• environmental certification.
Olives have been cultivated in southern Europe for thousands of years. The olive tree’s resilience and adaptability to diverse soil and climate conditions make it an important cash crop, sustaining rural communities and livelihoods across the continent.
oLIVE CLIMA is working to enhance the olive tree’s contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation, as part of the EU’s wider efforts to reduce carbon emissions from agriculture and encourage more sustainable farming methods. The project aims to develop methods to increase carbon storage in the soil of olive plantations and to enhance the quantity and quality of organic matter in the soil to reduce the need for organic fertilisers.
More information: Climate Changing Agriculture International Conference.