Professor Amir Kassam made a presentation at the European Parliament on the Global approach towards sustainable production intensification.
Over the past few years, the European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF — http://www.ecaf.org) has been holding consultations with the European Commission as well as with European Parliament on the possibility of integrating Conservation Agriculture into the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) framework that provides support to European farmers and European Agriculture. The last two reforms of CAP have focussed on sustainability issues and the greening of CAP.
On 13 January, European Parliament hosted the seminar “Making Sustainable Agriculture Real”; organised by MEPs Clara Aguilera and Nicola Caputo (Members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee) and invited ECAF members and farmers from 7 member states – representative of over 3 million hectares of cropland under Conservation Agriculture in Europe – to share insights on the application and benefits of Conservation Agriculture practices.
Agenda: Making Sustainable Agriculture Real (PDF)