FINAL SOLMACC CONFERENCE
Farmers tackling climate change: systemic solutions for greater mitigation and adaptation of EU’s agriculture sectorMay 16, 2018, 9:30 am to 13:15 am + lunch Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, Rue Montoyer 21, Brussels
Organised by IFOAM EU, Bioland, AIAB, FiBL and Ekologiska Lantbrukarna and hosted by the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU and Martin Häusling
The final SOLMACC conference will bring together the wide array of actors that have been involved in the project in the last 4 years, such as the farmers and advisors working on implementing climate-friendly practices and scientists monitoring the practices, and external policy experts to discuss ways forward through policy support. To this end, the event’s speakers and participants will: 1/Present the final results of the SOLMACC project; 2/Highlight the willingness of organic farmers to be part of the solution for fighting climate change by showcasing the results and impact of farmers involved in the SOLMACC project; 3/Discuss systemic solutions for the agriculture sector to achieve EU’s mitigation and adaptation goals, with a focus on the CAP.
For further information about the speakers and event details, please consult the draft agenda.
Registration is open until the 7th May 2018 through the event’s registration form. Join us!
BIOFACH 2018 seminar: Organic Farming and Climate Change – potential for greater climate adaptation and mitigation for EU’s agricultureFebruary 15, 2018, 10:00 am to 10.45 am
BIOFACH 2018, Nuremberg, Shanghai Room
Organisers: IFOAM EU, Bioland and FiBL
An event presenting SOLMACC will take place at BIOFACH 2018 on Thursday, 15 February from 10.00-10.45 in the Shanghai Room. The speakers Eric Gall (IFOAM EU), Lin Bautze (FiBL DE) and Ralf Mack (Bioland e.V.) will discuss the role of organic farming in the fight against climate change and specific farming practices that can provide both environmental and socio-economic benefits. The event draws on the experience of the SOLMACC project, presenting the results from the scientific monitoring that was done at the farms.
The presentations can be found here.
Practical research for climate protection in organic agricultureFebruary 15, 2017, 12 pm to 12.45 pm
BioFach, Nuremberg, Room Oslo, NCC Ost
Organisers: Bioland, FiBL, IFOAM EU
Agriculture can and should actively protect the climate and organic farming in particular has a great potential. Two research projects, one of them being SOLMACC, showed how science and practice work together to develop practical solutions to realise this potential. Please find the presentations from the event as well as the ones from the SOLMACC socio-economic roundtable here.
This event took place on 15 February at BioFach.
This event was supported, in addition to the support from the LIFE programme of the European Union, by Mercator Foundation Switzerland:
How can the CAP drive climate change mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture sector?November 9, 2016 , 10 am to 1 pm
Committee of the Regions, Brussels
Organisers: IFOAM EU with the support of the region of Nordrhein-Westfalen
The seminar will present the results of the SOLMACC project, present regional approaches to climate change and discuss how the CAP can better support climate change mitigation and adaptation in agriculture, in light of the EU targets for 2030. Please find the agenda here.
Join the discussion and register by 2 November!
Why Soil matters?: A European perspective
When: 18 November 2015 from 09:30 to 13:3
Where: European Parliament Brussels
Organisers: The Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament
2015 is the UN Year of soil. This year has been the occasion to put the issue of soil back on the political agenda. Many events worldwide have raised concerns about the importance of soil. Now is time to bring the issue back on the European political agenda: Why Soils matter? What can we do at EU level to assure a healthy living soil, basis of our food systems and essential to prevent climate change?
This session will discuss the links between soils, food security and climate, and how this interconnectivity is dealt with at a European level. It will involves high level speakers from the academic world and share practical approaches from field actors, working on the ground to preserve healthy living soils. The event will bring a European perspective to major ongoing global debates, such as the discussion around sustainable food policies and agro-ecology and the upcoming Climate Summit (COP21).
Visit SOLMACC demonstration farm Hånsta Östergärde’s open field day 2/09 to learn about climate friendly farming practices
In this field day, on Wednesday 2 September 2015, we will demonstrate and discuss the climate-friendly practices that are being implemented on the Hansta Östergärde farm, including newly planted alleys of trees, fruit trees and hazelnuts grown together with cereals. The farm also has a well-established system for soil preparation in forestry using pigs as well as smaller trials and research on perennial cereal varieties.
As part of the day we will also have a workshop where we will discuss the development of agroforestry systems in Sweden.
With: Maria Dirke (Ekologiska Lantbrukarna), Oscar Franzén (Ekologiska Lantbrukarna), Kjell Sjelin (Hånsta Östergärde)
Location: Hånsta Östergärde, Hånsta 74, 743 92 Vattholma Sweden
Registration and more information: Oscar Franzén, +46705-734323
From science to politics: Countering the climate challenge in European Regions – with organic farming
November 11, 2014 , 10 am to 1 pm
Committee of the Regions, Brussels
Organisers: IFOAM EU & RTOACC
The public seminar will give the floor to both leading scientists in the field of agriculture and climate change as well as to representatives of the EU institutions. They will approach the theme of the event ‘Countering the climate challenge in European rural regions’ from their respective angels and try to join forces.
Target audience are representatives of the European Parliament and Commission as well as from civil society groups.
10/09/2014 – 12/09/2014
Implementing innovative ecological solutions for farmers and rural communities
Rural Development Programmes – European Innovation Partnership – Organic Regulation Review