Role of Role of the “Association of Agrarian Custody for Climate” (ACAC) as custodian entity for Adaptation to Climate Change in rainfed agriculture (ACAC) as custodian entity for Adaptation to Climate Change in rainfed agriculture

The “Association of Agrarian Custody for Climate” (ACAC) as a custodian entity for Adaptation to Climate Change in rainfed agriculture, ACAC, has as its primary goal to promote the joint action of partners in the implementation of projects of capture and carbon storage through soil management, other agricultural practices and the adaptation of agro-livestock ecosystems to new climate scenarios.

It is based on the principle that the conservation of ecosystems and wild species is closely linked to traditional forestry, hunting, agricultural livestock or artisan uses, its promotion being urgent due to its progressive abandonment and its ecological, economic, social and cultural, and develops projects for the implementation of good agro-environmental practices through a Network of Agricultural Farms of public and private ownership.

The work structure is based on the one already existing in COAG to provide agri-environmental advice to recipients of PAC aid, with a network of 6 offices distributed throughout the regions of the region, with their corresponding technicians, which allows the addition of capture measures of carbon to those already implemented.

The duration of the agreements is ten years, and may be extended by agreement of both parties for similar periods or according to agreement. It does not imply any type of right or implicit permission of use, passage, access or similar for the management of the territory by the association. The land remains under the responsibility and property of its owner.

Within the actions of the entity, meetings are held with local COAG executives and meetings with small groups of farmers interested in participating.

From a practical point of view, the revision study of a series of good agricultural practices that can be adapted to the real conditions of the farms in the study area and can help increase the organic matter in the soils of the farms has continued. and mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Currently, the land stewardship entity has 84 agreements signed in the Region of Murcia as a whole, a figure that doubles the goal of 40 agreements at the end of the project.

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