A MAJOR NEW RESEARCH STUDY launched by ECAF shows that European farmers could remove nearly 200 million tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of closing 50 coal-fired power plants – from the atmosphere by implementing Conservation Agriculture (CA) techniques.

Launching the report Conservation Agriculture: Making Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Real in Europe in the European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development Committee in July, where it is proved the huge potential of Conservation Agriculture to mitigate the negative effects of the climate change. Every four hectares converted to CA negates the average annual emissions of a European citizen.

The report, an in-depth research of the potential of European agricultural soils to be shifted to a sustainable agricultural management named "Conservation Agriculture". It shows how switching would remove emissions from the atmosphere equivalent to over one fifth of our entire commitment to emission reductions from non-ETS sectors by 2030.