SOLMACC seeks to promote wider adoption of innovative practices that can contribute to reaching the EU’s climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives in the food and farming sector.
The expected results include:
- 12 organic farms in Sweden, Germany and Italy will apply four innovative climate-friendly farming practices:
- Optimised on-farm nutrient recycling
- Optimised crop rotation with legume-grass leys
- Optimised tillage system
- The farms’ greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced significantly compared to average farms under similar climatic conditions using rigorous scientific monitoring.
Each farms’ ability to adapt to the negative effects of climate change will improve significantly. Other co-benefits such as positive impacts on soil quality, biodiversity and resource conservation will be demonstrated
- Project outcomes will be widely shared with the wider farming community as well policy makers and the academic community
- Transferable climate-friendly practices will be made easy available to all interested parties by communicating practically proven guidance (e.g. practitioner manual and demonstration video)
- Concrete policy recommendations will influence the EU political debate around climate change and agriculture