The objective was to identify research gaps and prioritise research needs regarding agriculture in relation to climate change. The opening session provided the audience with a variety of presentations (see infra). After that, participants worked in parallel sessions on:
- Carbon cycle,
- Nitrogen cycle and
- Water and abiotic stresses.
A full day of intensive discussions brought very useful inputs, including three descriptions of what a climate-smart farm would be from the point of view of carbon, nitrogen or water and abiotic stresses. These inputs will be compiled in a report and will serve the further programming of Horizon 2020.
Presentations from the introductive plenary session are available below:
Setting the scene:
- Impacts of Agriculture on Climate Change – F. Tubiello – IPCC WG III / FAO
- Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture – J.-F. Soussana – IPCC WG II / FACCE – INRA
Overview on past agriculture and climate change research activities:
- FP7 and H2020: societal challenge 2 – M. Burioni, DG RTD
- FP7 and H2020: societal challenge 5 – A. Kentarchos, DG RTD
- Joint Research Centre activities – A. Leip, S. Niemeyer, JRC
- Climate Change and policy needs for research – G. Tsouris, DG CLIMA