Grazing for Carbon

How to increase the soil carbon content from grazing systems?


This Focus Group is ongoing.


Tasks:

  • Explore grazing management practices from ruminants and their business models that have a beneficial impact on soil quality and more specific on the carbon content. Which examples can be found in the EU taking into account different regions, soil types and climate?
  • Compare these different management practices taking into account cost-effectiveness, labour and knowledge intensity in relation to the soil quality, and more specific soil carbon content.
  • How can these grazing management practices be adapted to other conditions?
  • Analyse economic and technical factors that stimulate or limit the implementation of these grazing management practices and indicate how to address them exploring the role of innovation and knowledge exchange.
  • Identify tools to improve grazing management, e.g. grass measurement, data recording, decision support systems.
  • Identify innovative business models.
  • Identify further research needs from practice, possible gaps in technical knowledge, and further research work to address them.
  • Suggest innovative solutions and provide ideas for EIP-AGRI Operational Groups and other innovative projects.

Results:


Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name
Profession
Country
Chabbi, Abad
Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; researcher
France
Cordovil, Claudia
Farmer; land owner; researcher
Portugal
De Vliegher, Alex
Farm adviser; researcher
Belgium
Die Dean, Manuel
Farmer; land owner
Portugal
Hennessy, Deirdre
Researcher
Ireland
Hutchings, Nicholas
Researcher
Denmark
Klumpp, Katja
Researcher
France
Koncz, Peter
Adviser
Hungary
Kramberger, Branko
Researcher
Slovenia
Newell Price, Paul
Adviser; farm adviser; researcher
United Kingdom
Poilane, Alice
Farm adviser
France
Richmond, Robert
Farmer
United Kingdom
Rocha Correa, Pedro
Land owner; adviser; innovation support agent; researcher
Spain
Schaak, Henning
Researcher
Germany
Schönhart, Martin
Farmer; researcher
Austria
Sebastiá, María Teresa
Researcher
Spain
Svoboda, Pavel
Farmer; land owner; student
Czech Republic
Teixeira, Ricardo
Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; researcher
Portugal
van Eekeren, Nick
Researcher
Netherlands
van Rijn, Cornelis
Farmer
Netherlands
Facilitation team
van den Pol-van Dasselaar, Agnes
Coordinating expert
Netherlands
Desimpelaere, Koen
Task manager
Belgium

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