Low External Input Agriculture: the only road to a sustainable food supply – April 28th

Two public lectures hosted by the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network and Gorta. The first lecture, "Organic farming's role in improving food security and combatting climate change", features Gundala Azeez as the speaker. The second, "Biochar's role in increasing fertility and reducing fertiliser use", will be presented by Dr. Witold Kwapinski and David Friese-Greene.

The transition to low carbon: policy frameworks and community action

Date and Time: 20-21 November 2009
Venue: Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK
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Including presentations by Feasta members:

Corinna Byrne – Carbon Cycles and Sinks; refocussing the purpose and use of land

Corinna Byrne examined the policies needed to get Irish land to absorb CO2 rather than release it. Besides discussing how the large amounts of carbon locked up in peatlands can be safeguarded, she reviewed the role that biochar could play in reducing nitrous oxide and methane emissions and building up the fertility and carbon content of the soil.