Extreme climates can occur due to climate change. Agriculture suffers from this. At the same time, it contributes significantly to climate change through its greenhouse gas emissions. At CEN, scientists are working on smart agriculture in the context of climate change.
Less red meat - which arguments count?
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Water Wheels or Diesel Pumps?
In the Mediterranean, on the coastal slopes and in the mountainous hinterland alike, farming traditionally takes place on so-called terraced fields. This requires water to be transported to the various levels of the fields. Today, this is mainly done by motor-driven pumps, which produce CO2...
How can we introduce climate protection on farms?
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Agriculture has to become climate-friendlier. In Germany, the federal government’s climate targets call for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions produced in animal confinements and on crop fields by more than 30 percent by 2050. Yet it remains unclear how emissions at farms can even be measured. A...
Pesticides: improving harvests, or a hazard in our crop fields?
What can farmers in Europe or Africa do when the temperatures climb or extreme downpours become more frequent? For farmers around the globe, climate change represents a true challenge. Should they adapt by switching the crops they grow? Or invest in new technologies like overhead irrigation?
The climate-conscious farmer
How are coffee plantations coping with climate change?