2016 has been a successful and very interesting year for the SOLMACC project. The 12 farmers in Sweden, Germany and Italy continue to implement the climate-friendly practices on their farms and this year, 5 of them opened their doors to other farmers, farm advisors and policy makers to demonstrate and discuss their work on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Furthermore, our project partner FiBL analysed data from all 12 farms and presented first results on how the practices help farmers to save greenhouse gas emissions. In first assessments, some of the SOLMACC climate-friendly farming practices show a great potential to reduce GHG emissions up to 15% on organic farms.
Next to the practical implementation on the farms, we have also increased our advocacy work which aims at providing the right policy framework for climate-friendly and sustainable farming. Part of these efforts was an event on “How can the CAP drive climate change mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture sector?” in November.
Our work for more climate-friendly farming will continue in the next years with more events and publications. SOLMACC will, for example, be part of a BioFach session on practical research on climate change in organic agriculture.
You find more information about our project activities in this newsletter.
SOLMACC project coordinator, IFOAM EU