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oLIVE CLIMA international conference on Climate Changing Agriculture

30 August-1 September 2017, Chania, Greece


The LIFE project oLIVE CLIMA (LIFE11 ENV/GR/000942) is hosting the three-day, international conference - Climate Changing Agriculture - in Chania on the Greek island of Crete from 30 August to 1 September 2017.

The event will focus on four thematic areas:

  • crop management for climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • natural resources conservation;
  • geographical information systems and remote sensing; and
  • environmental certification.

Those wishing to present their work at the conference should submit an abstract by latest 31 March 2017.

Olives have been cultivated in southern Europe for thousands of years. The olive tree’s resilience and adaptability to diverse soil and climate conditions make it an important cash crop, sustaining rural communities and livelihoods across the continent.

oLIVE CLIMA is working to enhance the olive tree’s contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation, as part of the EU’s wider efforts to reduce carbon emissions from agriculture and encourage more sustainable farming methods. The project aims to develop methods to increase carbon storage in the soil of olive plantations and to enhance the quantity and quality of organic matter in the soil to reduce the need for inorganic fertilisers.

More information about the conference and registration can be found here.


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