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Brandenburg (Germany)

Location and characteristics:

The network of conventional farmers is located in two districts in the east of the federal state of Brandenburg (see map) and comprises around 10 large conventional farms with a size of 1000-4000 ha per farm. The farms are mainly mixed farms (fattening cows and dairy cows, arable crops and bio-gas.

The network exists for more than 15 years, is led by an advisor (former ZALF scientist) and is supported with scientific and technical resources from ZALF. The activities include monthly meetings to discuss issues such as pest control, crop rotation planning, nutrient and carbon management, cover crops and includes field visits at every meeting (meetings take place at the farm, changing location every month).

Within Climate-CAFE we will build on this strong network and raise the topic of CC adaptation. In this context we will have stakeholder workshops with farmers from the network, the advisor, researchers and other relevant actors. Within Task 1.4, currently one farm from the network (Müncheberger Agrargesellschaft marked in red on the map) was selected for an on-farm trial to test one adaptation measure (with a focus on direct seeding using GPS supported technology). The on-farm experiment and the LTE at ZALF will be used as a platform to discuss challenges and opportunities of new adaptation measures during field days.

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