Inspirational ideas: Agroecology for sustainable soils
The Pays de Caux is an area in the French region of Normandy known for its productive agricultural sector. But since the 1990s, the size of fields has increased and grasslands have been ploughed up, causing soil erosion. This has led to pesticide and nitrate leaching and a decrease in organic matter content. The 17 farmers of the Operational Group Carbon 'N' Caux are addressing this issue by turning to agroecology.
Agroecology at the heart of the discussions at AIS 2019
Between 300 and 400 farmers, researchers, advisers, associations and decision makers met in Normandy in June 2019 for the second Agri Innovation Summit, dedicated to the contribution of EIP-AGRI to the transition to agroecology. As part of this event, participants visit Fabrice Lethuillier’s farm to find out more about Carbon ’N’ Caux. More information on the AIS 2019