Living Soils (2019)
Sustainable Agriculture and Life Project
Konya II Tarim ve Orman Müdürlügü
12-01-2019 - 11-30-2022
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, food production worldwide must be increased by around 60% by 2050 in order to meet the needs of the growing world population. Agriculture is a key sector in this regard.
At the same time, climate change is constantly presenting the agricultural sector with new challenges:
For example, conventional production methods such as intensive plowing stress the soil in a way that contributes to increased soil erosion. As a result, more measures are needed to maintain soil fertility, such as irrigation, use of fertilizers and pesticides.
This in turn leads to increased CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and thus fuels climate change - a vicious circle!
In many countries there are examples of good practice in sustainable agriculture to break this vicious circle. So far, however, there has been a lack of networking that would allow these procedures to be brought together and made known to local actors across the EU.
This project therefore aims to create a network with partners from all fields of agriculture - producers, training organizations, researchers - in order to:
- Sharing sustainable practices
- Raising awareness of the risks/opportunities of different agricultural production methods and processes
- To create a compendium to pyramid scheme these best practices of sustainable farming
Thanks to its many years of diverse professional experience in organic farming, DEULA-Nienburg can draw on the well-founded knowledge of its employees in this sector and makes this knowledge available to international partners.
Due to its core competence of training and further education of specialists in the agricultural and horticultural sector, it is predestined to convey new findings from research and best practices to the actors in a timely manner and to train them in and on new methods and techniques.
Guidance on good practices in sustainable agriculture made available to interested farmers and cooperatives.