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Conservation Agriculture in the agri-environmental European context

Code: 9781801463904
Emilio J. Gonzalez-Sanchez, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain, European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), Belgium and Asociación Española Agricultura de Conservación Suelos Vivos (AEACSV), Spain; Gottlieb Basch, Universidade de Évora, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias Mediterrânicas (ICAM), Portugal and European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), Belgium; Julio Roman-Vazquez, European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), Belgium; Elizabeth Moreno-Blanco, European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), Belgium; Miguel Angel Repullo- Ruiberriz de Torres, European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), Belgium and Centro Ifapa ‘Alameda del Obispo’, Spain; Theodor Friedrich, Retired Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Expert on Conservation Agriculture, Germany; and Amir Kassam, University of Reading, UK

Chapter synopsis: Conservation Agriculture is a real sustainable agricultural system, capable of providing solutions for most, if not all, of the agri-environmental challenges in Europe. Indeed, most of the challenges addressed in the Common Agriculture Policy could be faced through Conservation Agriculture. Not only the agri-environmental ones, but also those concerning farmer and rural communities' prosperity. The optimisation of inputs and similar yields than conventional tillage, make Conservation Agriculture a profitable system compared to the tillage-based agriculture. Whereas this sustainable agricultural system was conceived for protecting agricultural soils from its degradation, the numerous collateral benefits that emanate from soil conservation, i.e., climate change mitigation and adaptation, have raised Conservation Agriculture as one of the most studied global agrosciences, being adopted by an increasing number of farmers worldwide, including Europe.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2021.0088.05
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Soil threats in Europe 3 Benefits of Conservation Agriculture in brief 4 Adoption of Conservation Agriculture in Europe: A brief history and current situation 5 The role of Conservation Agriculture in the European Policies: The CAP, EU, Climate Action and the Green Deal 6 Conclusion 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

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