Capacity-building

During three years the project partners work together with farmers, collecting the most relevant information. This qualitative and quantitative data is analyzed with our tool to assess the technical and economic viability of sustainable adaptation options. The information on the different areas of the EU, compiled and analyzed for a better understanding of the challenges for adaptation to climate change in a European scenario, is communicated to political decision-makers.

Nevertheless, the consortium strongly believes that one of the best ways to scale-up adaptation measures is not only to address decision-makers and policy-makers, but also the stakeholders that are ultimately responsible for implementing the adaptation measures at farm level: the farming community.

The project results are presented and discussed with the main target groups and stakeholders in workshops, webinars, etc. By doing this, these sustainable adaptation measures can be incorporated later in different areas: policies, labels, insurances and agriculture schools or training centers. The information is conveyed as follows:

  • Demonstration of feasibility and transferability of the common tool and sustainable adaptation measures to policy-makers, farmers and agri-food industry at national and EU scale through: expert meetings, demonstration workshops, webinars, meetings with members of the EC and FAO, transnational conferences in Spain, Germany, France and Estonia.
  • Institutional training addressed to farmers with stakeholders and capacity-building groups.
  • Elaboration and distribution of a “Farming Adaptation Training Pack” for the Agrarian Sector.

All over the EU there are similar capacity building structures for farmers, which have been divided in this project, for practical reasons, into capacity building structures for current farmers and for future farmers. The capacity building for current farmers is closer to the advisory concept/structures, while the capacity building for future farmers falls on the educational training side. In both cases, this action aims at delivering simple, realistic and demonstrative information on adaptation to climate change to the farming sector. It is also important to point out that the project does not aim to create new capacity building structures (which would be complex and probably useless) but to incorporate this information into the existing channels and platforms that are commonly used by current and future farmers. Therefore, it will be very important to meet farming trainers and advisors, to discuss the contents and to adapt the information format to the diverse capacity building channels.

The entities and agrarian training centers interested in receiving training courses, can always get in touch with the project partners on the contact page.

Farming adaptation training pack

The “Farming Adaptation Training Pack” integrates simple, realistic, and demonstrative information on adaptation to climate change for the farming sector. The aim is that current and future farmers will not receive information only about the environmental problem, but an overall view of the relationship between adaptation to climate change and farm competitiveness, environmental synergies, regulations compliance, market opportunities, etc.

The “Farming Adaptation Training Pack” includes PowerPoint presentations and supporting word documents for teachers. In the following months this Training Pack will be updated with the project results, including: communication materials of the LIFE project, the main reference documents regarding Sustainable Farming Adaptation to Climate Change in Europe and study cases on pilot farms (short videos and documents).

The “Farming Adaptation Training Pack” will have a Creative Common License-Attribution-Share Alike (CC-BY-SA), this means that it enables free distribution, with the only condition of respecting the mention of the authors and the LIFE logo. Doing this, every user will have the right to share, use, and build upon this work.

The “Farming Adaptation Training Pack” is addressed to trainers. Nevertheless, if you are not a trainer and want to know about this issue, you can download these materials for your own use.

Find more information about the Farming Adaptation Training Pack here.