The main objective of the project is to implement, test, evaluate, promote and provide guidance on effective and economically feasible means for the reduction of agricultural GHG emissions while preserving stable income for farmers by taking an ecosystem-based approach.
As a part of the project, IES will implement installing, testing and demonstrating of CDS capacity for GHG emission reduction and carbon sequestration on two pilot sites CDS helps to reduce water loss and stabilise the connection between the drainage tile and the control structure. CDS provides nutrient retention, thus reducing the costs for fertilisers, as well as improves the quality of the water outflowing the drainage systems. Thus, CDS can provide approaches for cost-effective and sustainable GHG emission reduction, as well as climate responsible agriculture. Furthermore, IES will develop remote sensing-based methodology for assessment of GHG emissions, as well as will implement monitoring of environmental impacts of the project activities.
Project implementation: April 2018 - June 2023
Leading partner: Latvian Fund for Nature
Partners: Institute for Environmental Soluions, Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre, Czech Centre for Science and Society
Project manager: Laura Zvingule, firstname.lastname@example.org
IES project administrative coordinator: Roberts Rotbergs, email@example.com
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