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New online course: Recent trends in conservation agriculture in Mediterranean environments

09 December 2021

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a sustainable and profitable system of agricultural production and land management based on three interlinked principles: no or minimum mechanical soil disturbance, maintenance of soil organic cover, and crop diversification.

CA has developed substantially worldwide over recent decades. Although the potential benefits of CA in Mediterranean conditions are high for farmers, society and the environment, the system and its adoption and spread should be further optimized. With CA, production costs and negative environmental impacts can be minimized, while improving productivity and resilience, including climate change adaptation and mitigation.

 

In this context, CIHEAM Zaragoza, CAMA Project and ICARDA organize this course to: i) better understand the concepts and principles of CA and its benefits; ii) evaluate the challenges and solutions for better management of CA systems; iii) better manage the transition process from conventional agriculture to CA; and (iv) develop a framework for economic, social and environmental evaluation of CA. Besides, the course is a unique opportunity to connect with professionals from other countries and promote networking to foster the consolidation of the CA.

Dates: 14 – 23 February 2022

Organizers: CIHEAM Zaragoza, PRIMA Project Research-based participatory approaches for adopting Conservation Agriculture in the Mediterranean Area (CAMA) and ICARDA

Application deadline: 15 January 2022

For more information: https://edu.iamz.ciheam.org/ConservationAgriculture/en/

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