Type: Chapter

Conservation Agriculture: climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits


Emilio J. González-Sánchez

Universidad de Cordoba, Spain

Oscar Veroz-Gonzalez

Asociación Española de Agricultura de Conservación Suelos Vivos (AEACSV)

Manuel Morena-Garcia

IFAPA Centro Alameda del Obispo

Rafaela Ordoñez-Fernandez

IFAPA Centro Alameda del Obispo

Jesus A. Gil-Ribes

Universidad de Córdoba

Julio Roman-Vazquez

University of Cordoba


Publication date:

20 January 2020

ID: 9781786765949

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This chapter discusses how Conservation Agriculture can be used to tackle the challenges posed by climate change to agricultural ecosystems. It focuses on the fundamentals of climate change mitigation and benefits of adapting to climate change. The chapter also includes a case study on the LIFE+ Agricarbon Project and concludes by discussing future trends in the subject and directing readers to sources of further information for research.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Fundamentals of climate change mitigation
3 Fundamentals of adapting to climate change
4 Case study: the LIFE+ Agricarbon Project
5 Conclusion
6 Future trends
7 Where to look for further information
8 References