Climatefarming in northern Senegal

Definition Climatefarming en francais

Definition Climate Farming

Climate farming uses agricultural means to keep carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses from escaping into the atmosphere. Like organic farming, climate farming maintains biodiversity and ecological balance on productive, argicultural land. But climate farmers like Hans-Peter Schmidt go a step further and covert leftover organic mass into biochar, a solid carbon compound that can improve soil quality. Biochar production also creates a kind of gas that can then be burned to help generate power. A climate farm could grow food, generate power, and help keep carbon out of the air.

Climatefarming – Pour une agriculture durable

von Hans-Peter Schmidt

Le climatefarming est souvent décrit comme une méthode agricole au moyen de laquelle du CO2 est prélevé de l’atmosphère et stocké de façon stable dans le sol sous forme de carbone. Ceci pourrait permettre de freiner le changement climatique. Mais le climatefarming, c’est également un concept écologique durable pour l’agriculture du future, qui produira aussi bien des denrées alimentaires que de l’énergie et de l’air propre, encouragera la biodiversité et protégera le paysage.

Au travers de leurs feuilles, les plantes prélèvent du dioxyde de carbone contenu dans l’air et le transforment à l’aide de la lumière, de substances minérales et de l’eau en molécules carboniques. Lorsque la plante meurt ou pourrit, ou si elle est mangée et digérée, les molécules longues de carbone sont de nouveau scindées. Ce processus libère de l’énergie et donc du carbone qui, composé à plus de 99% de CO2, s’évapore dans l’atmosphère. (en savoir plus ...)

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Climatefarmingprojekt Öfen für Afrika

Samstag, 5. Dezember 2009

COP15 should include Biochar in the CDM Mechanism Africa could profit most

Climatefarming = Energy+ Food +CO2 Removal
Secretariat of Climatefarming in Cop15
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Biochar: terrestrial carbon sequestration for Africa

The focus of this partnership will be to explore how biochar can help fight climate change and enhance food security in Africa to benefit small-holder farmers and build the soil resource and enable adaptation to climate change.

What is Biochar?

Biochar is a carbon-rich, charcoal-like material that makes soils more resilient and resistant to climate change. It also provides a way of keeping more carbon in the soil, which is good for the environment. Biochar is created in a man-made process (called “pyrolysis”) that breaks down complex biomass materials by heating them in the absence of oxygen. Biochar systems also co-produce bioenergy. Biochar can store carbon in the soil for hundreds and even thousands of years, and is seen as a promising way of helping to slow down global warming. In particular, biochar makes soil better at retaining water, reduces the amount of fertilizer needed, increases crop productivity, and stops nutrients from draining away. And that lets farmers grow their crops more efficiently. Climate change in Africa is predicted to have a pronounced effect on food security and water availability.
A win-win-win-win scenario Converting biomass into biochar has four positive effects: it produces bioenergy, stores carbon in the soil for centuries or longer, improves the quality of soil and water, and increases crop yields.
In African countries prone to water stress, desertification, and low crop productivity, biochar can help enhance food security and the soil resource while combating climate change and enabling adaptation in areas predicted to suffer additional negative impacts. More about Biochar

Partnership goals

One goal is to establish a strategy for educating people about biochar, including African government authorities, farmers, and others engaged in the climate battle.
IBI will share scientific and technical expertise and knowledge regarding biochar and small-scale, developing country biochar production and utilization systems, and aid in establishing credible research and development projects that can aid in knowledge building and and assessment of the environmental and other impacts of these projects. Likewise, this knowledge exchange also needs to happen in terms of how biochar can be reliably used for improving the quality of soil, keeping it stable, and capturing carbon.

The secretariat of climatefarming
will aid in facilitating project development and matching projects with funding sources.

11 contries support the proposal from UNCCD support the declaration and send it back to UNCCD submission (see page 77 of the document) to the UNFCCC onthe issue of biochar, for your information:

You will find newest Informations about Biochar related side events on the IBI website
Additional Information will be Exhibit Hall H-020 A the stand CarbonFix e.V you can leave me a message there.

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