To meet the challenges due to soil degradation and the impact of climate change in the Mediterranean region, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (Ciheam) through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (Icarda), and Fert, are co-organizing an advanced course called “Recent Trends in Conservation Agriculture in Mediterranean Environments”.

This new training will take place from 4 to 9 April, 2016 at the IAMZ (Saragossa, Spain). It will address recent trends in Conservation Agriculture (CA) practice and the main concerns that farmers face in the adoption of this production system. The course is designed for 25 professionals with a university degree. It is intended for technical specialists, researchers and decision makers involved in or concerned by Conservation Agriculture development and implementation. Given the diverse nationalities of the lecturers, understanding of English, French or Spanish will be valued in the selection of candidates, since they will be the working languages of the course. The organization will provide simultaneous interpretation in these languages.

For more information on the announcement of this course and registration. Fert’s participation comes within the framework of the RCM (Agro-Mediterranean Network for Innovating Agro-Systems) activities for 2016. As a reminder, a first course on CA took place in 2008 with IAMZ (Ciheam).