Climate-KIC launches the Climate Smart Agriculture Booster

The Climate Smart Agriculture Booster flagship programme was officially launched by Climate-KIC on 29-30 January in Paris, France. 

The Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Booster will develop Climate Smart Agriculture technologies in Europe; including new agricultural practices: limiting plowing, etc. The programme focuses on climate smart agriculture technologies, mostly hardware and software, for food and fodder production in Europe. It aims to target services, enhancing communication with farmers and breeders. 

The first European countries to test the CSA Booster will be the Netherlands, Switzerland and France. Partners of the project include; Wageningen University and Research Centre , French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Southpole Carbon, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto di Biometeorologia (CRN IBIMET), and Reading University.

Launch event

The two day launch event consisted of events and presentations to introduce and inform the participating partners about the programme. The evening event, hosted by  Suzanne Reynders and Camille Marchand, of INRA, included invited members of the Ministry of Agriculture, partners, potential partners, and Climate-KIC staff to celebrate the CSA Booster launch. The event took place in the Parisian Café Le Baron, Paris.