SOLMACC: new brochure and BioFach seminar
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Climate-friendly farming has a wide array of benefits that span beyond mitigation. On one hand, introducing certain practices such as agroforestry and reduced tillage can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and therefore, help to keep global warming below 2°C. However, these practices can also help farmers to adapt to the effects of a changing climate, which is already happening, and offer additional socio-economic advantages. Some wider benefits such as greater resilience to water stress or higher water holding capacity of the soil are not always easily noticed in farmers' daily work, however they can be observed long-term, explains SOLMACC.
In 2017, the SOLMACC team developed a brochure on socio-economic strategies in four languages to share solutions for viable climate-friendly farming with a wider public. Furthermore, a workshop was held to assess which policy changes are needed to support climate-friendly farming in Europe and ensure a greater uptake of innovative and beneficial practices.
2018 will be the final year of the SOLMACC project with many exciting events and publications: SOLMACC will be presentied at a BioFach session, every SOLMACC farm will hold a final open field day to demonstrate the impact applying innovative practices in May.
New SOLMACC publication: Socio-economic strategies for viable climate-friendly farming
A new brochure on socio-economic strategies for viable climate-friendly farming has been published by IFOAM EU together with Bioland, FiBL DE, AIAB and Ekologiska Lantbrukarna as part of the SOLMACC project. It outlines recommendations on making climate-friendly farming more economically viable and strategies for overcoming certain challenges such as shortfalls of information on climate-friendly farming techniques and the lack of political support.
The brochure is available in English, German, Italian and Swedish and can be found within the SOLMACC's toolbox.