Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Liski, Jari
Organisation Finnish Meteorological Institute
Project title Multi-benefit solutions to climate-smart agriculture (MULTA)
Decision No. 327214
Decision date 19.06.2019
Funding period 01.06.2019 - 31.08.2022
Funding 1 052 963
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Project description
Food system is facing a huge challenge. It should contribute significantly to the mitigation of climate change while producing healthy food sustainably for a growing population. Farming causes the majority of climate impacts in the food system. Sequestering atmospheric carbon to the soil is a great opportunity for the food system to address the climate crisis. Climate-smart agriculture offers also many other benefits. It improves productivity, enhances soil health, and increases biodiversity, resiliency, food quality and retention of nutrients and water. To this end, we i) design climate-smart agricultural solutions beneficial to food system, ii) test their application in farm scale, iii) develop a verification system for the carbon sequestration and iv) develop economic measures and policies implement the solutions in Finland and abroad. We utilize co-design and interaction with farmers, companies and policy-makers to drive systemic change in our food system.