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Carbon Farming CE

Project overview

Development of Carbon Farming in the Central Europe

Carbon farming is the process of changing agricultural practices to increase the amount of carbon stored in the soil, or to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. It has huge potential but is still underused in central Europe. The Carbon Farming – CE project wants to change this and make regions more familiar with the concept. The partnership adapts and tests various techniques and business models and develops a monitoring tool for transnational, standardised carbon sequestration.

2,25m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

9

Countries

9

Regions

11

Partners

7

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

34%

Project partnership

Project partners

Slovenija (SI)

Lead partner

Agricultural Institute of Slovenia

Address
Hacquetova ulica 17
1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://www.kis.si/

Project partner

Address
Koritno 67
4260 Bled
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.isd.si
Total partner budget
197,400 €
Knowledge Transfer Division (vocational training, adult education and farm advisory unit of GAK)
Address
Páter Károly út 1
2103 Gödöllő
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
www.gak.hu
Total partner budget
212,800 €
Address
Via dell’Arrigoni 120
47522 Cesena
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.rinova.eu
Total partner budget
194,750 €
DEPARTMENT OF BIOECONOMY AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Address
CZARTORYSKICH 8
24-100 PULAWY
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
https://en.iung.pl/
Total partner budget
181,560 €
Address
Esslinger Hauptstrasse 132-134
A-1220 Vienna
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
www.bioforschung.at
Total partner budget
203,700 €
Address
Oravska 3/A
821 09 Bratislava
Country
Slovakia (SK)
Web
www.no-gravity.sk
Total partner budget
207,925 €
Department of Forage Crops Breeding and Genetics
Address
Juzno predgradje 17
31000 Osijek
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
https://www.poljinos.hr
Total partner budget
215,750 €
Agricultural Chemistry and Pedology Units
Address
Via G Fanin 44
40127 Bologna
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
https://distal.unibo.it/
Total partner budget
165,200 €
Address
Eichethof 1
D 85411 Hohenkammer
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.naturland-beratung.de
Total partner budget
214,900 €
Department of Agronomy
Address
Zahradní 1
66441 Troubsko
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.vupt.cz
Total partner budget
183,120 €

Roadmap

1

Challenge

Embarking on the journey towards climate neutrality, our challenge lies in the innovative transformation of agriculture. Our mission is to contribute significantly by developing unique solutions for capturing CO2 from the air and seamlessly deploying it into the soil. The focal point of this challenge involves introducing and fostering the widespread adoption of "carbon farming" practices, crafting a dynamic business model, implementing effective monitoring solutions, and formulating policies dedicated to storing Greenhouse Gases (GHG) as soil organic carbon (SOC).

2

Testing carbon farming techniques

We will test 6 different carbon farming techniques in 9 CE countries and develop a transnational guide for carbon farming techniques as a solution for mainstreaming for 45 farmers.

3

Testing of carbon farming business models

Evaluation of 5 types of carbon farming business models in the 9 Central European countries. Using the test results to develop transnational practices for carbon farming business models and upscaling of successful models.

4

Carbon farming mainstreaming

Develop a standardized monitoring methodology for carbon sequestration and measures to promote carbon farming policies to achieve broad acceptance and implementation.

News

Carbon Farming Monitoring Strategy roadmap

P2 Green

NEWS

05.04.2024

Carbon Farming Monitoring Strategy roadmap

The Università di Bologna - Alma Mater Studiorum- has successfully completed the Carbon Farming Monitoring Strategy activity, and we are thrilled to share that the results are outlined in the roadmap.

EU-wide certification framework for permanent carbon removals

P2 Green

NEWS

28.02.2024

EU-wide certification framework for permanent carbon removals

We are thrilled that the Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food has recognized the Slovenian Carbon Farming CE project team’s work and invited them to be an important interlocutor in the development of the delegated acts of the EU regulation that will establish the first EU-wide certification framework ...

Transnational Carbon Farming Training Material for Farmers

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NEWS

12.10.2023

Transnational Carbon Farming Training Material for Farmers

Discover the latest advancement in sustainable agriculture with the launch of Deliverable 1.1.1, the Transnational Carbon Farming Training Material for Farmers, within the Carbon Farming CE project. Crafted collaboratively by nine countries and 11 project partners, this resource empowers farmers with practical knowledge on implementing carbon farming techniques.

Carbon Farming interest and obstacles in Austria

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NEWS

08.10.2023

Carbon Farming interest and obstacles in Austria

On 22nd September, Austria's co-creation workshop took place on-site at the Carbon Farming Technique field trial in Poysbrunn, Lower Austria. About 50 farmers participated to become familiar with the Carbon Farming technique "diversification of crop rotation," particularly with the cultivation experiences and benefits of the dry-tolerant C4-millet crops of the ...

Co-creation Workshop Croatia

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NEWS

14.09.2023

Co-creation Workshop Croatia

On September 14th, 2023 the Agricultural Institute Osijek (CRO) held a very successful project co-creation workshop. It was very well attended. Agricultural producers were interested in the potential of carbon sequestration in the soil by a particular sequestration technique. They discussed the advantages and disadvantages of certain sequestration ...

Kickoff meeting of the Carbon Farming CE project

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NEWS

16.04.2023

Kickoff meeting of the Carbon Farming CE project

In April 2023, Bled, Slovenia hosted the kickoff meeting of the Carbon Farming CE project. With 1.8 million EUR in funding from the European Regional Development Fund, the project, involving eleven partners from nine countries, aims to advance carbon farming development.

Events

Project Day at Agricultural Institte of Slovenia

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EVENT

Slovenia

In Person

15.03.2024

Project Day at Agricultural Institte of Slovenia

Join us at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia in Ljubljana on March 15, 2024, for the 4th Project Day hosted by the Crop Science Department

Farmer training event

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EVENT

Hungary

In Person

15.02.2024

Farmer training event

Join us on February 15, 2024, at the Institute of MATE University in Karcag for a farmer training event focused on Carbon Farming techniques.

Project Meeting – Austria

P2 Green

EVENT

In Person

19 - 20.10.2023

Project Meeting – Austria

We are organizing our second project meeting, scheduled to be held in Vienna and organized by Bio Forschung Austria on October 19th and 20th, 2023. During the meeting, we will present our progress to date and establish our plans for the next six months. As a delightful highlight, we ...

Co-creation Workshop Austria

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EVENT

In Person

22.09.2023

Co-creation Workshop Austria

Join us in Poysbrunn, Lower Austria, on September 22, 2023, for a workshop hosted by Austrian partners.

Co-creation Workshop Croatia

P2 Green

EVENT

In Person

14.09.2023

Co-creation Workshop Croatia

Join us for an upcoming project co-creation workshop at the Agricultural Institute Osijek (Croatia). Scheduled for September 14th, 2023, this workshop promises to be highly informative and engaging.

Co-creation Workshop Germany

P2 Green

EVENT

In Person

08.08.2023

Co-creation Workshop Germany

In a co-creation workshop organized by German partners on Aug 8, 2023, in Langendorf, in a pleasant atmosphere, farmers will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of cover crop cultivation. Inputs and ideas will be collected that will be incorporated into a practical first deliverable of the project. In ...

Field day – Slovenia

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EVENT

Slovenia

In Person

05.07.2023

Field day – Slovenia

At the upcoming field day in Jablje, Slovenia, Aleš Kolmanič from the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (KIS) will present field trials on carbon farming and showcase the latest equipment for field trials. Our aim will be to reduce carbon emissions and improve soil health for a greener and more sustainable ...

Bioeconomy Day

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EVENT

Italy

In Person

25.05.2023 - 25.03.2025

Bioeconomy Day

Ms. Martina Mazzon from the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the University of Bologna will be presenting the Carbon Farming CE project at the "Biotechnology and Sustainable Development Goals in the context of the Circular Bio-Economy" conference.

Kick-off meeting Carbon Farming CE

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EVENT

Slovenia

In Person

13 - 14.04.2023

Kick-off meeting Carbon Farming CE

The Carbon Farming CE team is gearing up for a Kick-off Meeting in Bled on April 13-14, 2023.

Pilot actions

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Antoaneta Golemanova Kuhar
Phone: +386 (0)1 280 51 03

Finance Manager

Lea Mlekuš
Phone: +386 (0)41 373 220

Communication Manager

Špela Kodre
Phone: +386 (0)51 275 800