The DAFA conference took place from March 11-14, 2024, in Potsdam, Germany. This year’s theme, “Agricultural Research on Climate Change,” brought together experts to discuss the latest scientific advancements in the field of agriculture as it pertains to climate change. The event highlighted promising future production systems and innovative uses of agricultural landscapes, as well as crucial topics in climate protection, including material flow studies, protective measures, and carbon fixation strategies.

Key Focus Areas:

  1. Future Production Systems:

Exploration of innovative agricultural practices and technologies.

Discussions on sustainable agricultural landscapes and their potential.

  1. Climate Protection:

Studies on recording and analyzing material flows.

Development of concepts for protective measures and carbon fixation.

Impact assessments of climate change on agriculture and viable adaptation measures.

Conference Highlights:

Presentations: The conference featured 240 presentations where scientists shared their latest research and findings.

Networking Opportunities: Almost 600 participants had the chance to learn about innovative solutions and establish partnerships for future research projects.

Special Highlight:

LIFE CARBON FARMING Presentation by Dr. Aura Cardenas:

Dr. Aura Cardenas from the Leibniz Institute for Agriculture and Bioeconomy (ATB) presented her research on the LIFE CARBON FARMING project. Her presentation focused on innovative strategies for carbon farming, which aims to enhance carbon sequestration in agricultural soils, thereby contributing to climate mitigation.