Transition of food systems


November 2nd 2020

Ongoing PhD : Conservation agriculture and climate change

In what diversity of forms does Conservation Agriculture (CA) exist in Wallonia (Southern Belgium)? Do these different forms of CA have the same potential for adaptation and mitigation to climate change?


The attached document briefly describes (in French) Manon Ferdinand’s PhD thesis. Its main objectives are the following: 

  1. Classify the models of Conservation Agriculture in Wallonia ;
  2. Assess the capacity of these models to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change ;
  3. Identify the lock-ins and levers which  determine the pathways of change of farmers belonging to these models.