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EUGEO 2019 Conference – Session on Agriculture and Climate Change

May 16 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Location: Human Biology Building Theatre 1, NUI Galway
Galway, Ireland

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Introduction: Dr. Sinead Mellett, Researcher, Risk Aqua Soil, NUI Galway
Risk Aqua Soil Project overview. Risk Aqua Soil is an EU INTERREG Atlantic Arc project supported by European Regional Development Funds. The Risk Aqua Soil project aims to develop a comprehensive management plan for risks in soil and in water to improve the resilience of the Atlantic rural areas. Through transnational cooperation, the project partners will combat the adverse effects of the climate change, especially on agricultural lands.

Panel presentations followed by open discussion
Speaker: Dr Jean Francois Berthoumiem, Project Manager Risk Aqua Soil Project, Association Climatologique de la Moyenne-Garonne et du Sud-Ouest, France
Topic: A summary on Risk Aqua Soil pilot actions in agricultural lands that will permit better soil and water management taking into account the risks associated with climate change.

Speaker: Dr Mary Ryan, Agricultural Researcher, Rural Economy & Development Centre, Teagasc.
Topic: The challenges for farmers in relation to climate smart agriculture and the mitigation measures that can be employed to develop resilience.

Speaker Dr Brenda McNally, Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
Topic: Farmers, Climate Change and Communication: Insights from a critical review of global studies on public engagement with climate action?

Speaker: Dr. Denis O’Hora, Behavioural Scientist, Department of Psychology, NUI Galway
Topic: Challenges in generating behaviour change in line with sustainable farming practices.

This is one of a number of sessions as part of the EUGEO 2019 Conference. For more information on the sessions and to register your attendance click here.