Climate Smart Agriculture - Advanced
Questo Corso è parte del
Introduzione al Corso
This course will provide a deeper insight about the application of Climate Smart Agriculture and will present advanced understanding of useful practices and techniques that can improve land management in view of biodiversity principles and climate change adaptation needs.
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Agenda del Corso
- Understand the role and importance of precision farming
- Evaluate the relevance of water management
- Explain what a Decision Support System is and its advantages
- Understand the role and importance of biodiversity in farmland
- Evaluate the impact of agricultural practices on biodiversity
- Recognize the main agricultural practices that enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services
Learn about protein crops and how they benefit the soil
- Discover what soil liming is and how to do soil sampling
- Distinguish the types of organic manure, why it can benefit the soil and how it can improve soil chemistry
- Identify the main types of cover crops, what they can be grown for and their benefits
- Understand the potential of conservation agriculture to adapt to new scenarios marked by climate change
- Raise awareness of the problems derived from the loss of organic matter and learn about agricultural practices that can help to improve it
- Understand the opportunity that perennial crops offer in climate change mitigation
- Be aware of the effects that agricultural sector generates in the climate, such as the effects that climate generates in the agricultural lands
- Know some specific agricultural footprint calculator in order to make right decisions in the agricultural sector
- Explain the different types of soil erosion and their effects on agriculture
- Describe various practices for managing soil erosion in agriculture
- Analyze the causes of soil erosion in different agricultural systems.
Students are recommended to attend the course “Climate Smart Agriculture for Beginners” of this Pathway.
Libri di testo e letture consigliate
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European Green Deal
European Tourism Legislation
Farm to Fork Strategy
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