Soil moisture content management as a tool for climate change mitigation

Discovery R&D Center is participating in SOMOCO-V4WB (Soil moisture content management as a tool for climate change mitigation in WB based on V4 practices) to provide access to existing V4 practices in the area of soil moisture management that can be introduced and implemented in the WB countries.

This project will serve as a process for encouraging farmers to cope with the climate change and better adoption and implementation of the EU soil management regulations. Proper agronomic practices, such as contour farming, zero-tillage, mulching and providing vegetative barriers on the contour help to prevent soil erosion and increase soil moisture. Knowledge and skills on soil moisture management can help farmers in mitigating the impacts of drought by conserving soil moisture, optimize the agricultural production thus guarantee stable income for the farmers. V4 experience in soil moisture monitoring in Slovakia and Hungary since 2001 (and some V4 practices) will serve as a basis for transferring knowledge and sharing existing practices in Macedonia and Serbia.

For more informateion please visit the SOMOCO-V4WB project website.