21. September 2022

ÖBG Annual Meeting: Soil Health and Carbon Farming

Umwelt & Klima

Ziel der Veranstaltung

Soil health is essential for supporting soils functions and their vital ecosystem services, including food and water supply, nutrient cycling, carbon storage, support to biodiversity and maintaining of landscape functions. The European Union has started the mission Soil Health and is preparing a Soil Health Law aiming at the transition towards healthy soils by 2030. In addition, soils play a growing role for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Carbon Farming is an approach to optimize carbon sequestration on managed land by implementing practices that are known to improve the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and stored in soil organic matter of croplands, grasslands and forests. As an incentive for carbon farming Carbon Credit Markets launch market-driven solutions that reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases, preserve land, and generate income for farmers. Potentials for alternative management methods like agroforestry and regenerative farming will increase.
The implementation of carbon farming calls for new and better soil monitoring.

These challenges raise an urgent need for networking between young scientists, between scientists and funders, practitioners, policy makers and governmental institutions, which we all cordially invite to join our meeting. We especially welcome poster presentations on running projects.

You are invited to join or/and present a poster of your research work. Participation is free.

Please register per Email to Claudia.Haumer@bfw.gv.at

Deadline for registration: 12th September 2022.
The meeting will be held in accordance with the autumn CoVid-regulations.

(Poster size max. A0, “portrait”. Pls. announce your prospective poster title, authors and affiliations with your registration.)

Ort der Veranstaltung

BOKU Schwackhöferhaus, Peter-Jordanstr. 82, 1190 Vienna


Österreichisch Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft