Climate change is a real challenge to farming – not only in far away countries but also here, in our all homelands in Europe. Harvest losses, irredeemable damage to natural resources and the destruction of farmers’ economic viability are among the most serious effects of climate change. While we can try to adapt to these effects we also must do our utmost to counter climate change: agriculture, especially intensive production systems, does contribute considerably to climate change. In Europe, agriculture accounts for about 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This portion needs to be reduced – and organic farming can lead the way.
The SOLMACC project sets out to demonstrate what difference climate friendly practices can make. This initiative on strategies for organic and low-input-farming to mitigate and adapt to climate change was launched in winter 2013 and is co-financed by the LIFE programme of DG Environment.
The more farmers apply climate friendly practices the better we can counter climate change. I hope you will find useful information and encouragement from this project. Contact us for more information!