Making Climate - Smart Agriculture Real in Africa with Conservation Agriculture: Supporting the Malabo Declaration and Agenda 2063

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Prof. Emilio González-Sanchez

Prof Emilio González-Sanchez from Cordoba, Spain, is an Agronomical Engineer from the University of Cordoba. For the last 15 years he has been working for the Spanish Conservation Agriculture Association / Living Soils (AEAC/SV). He was the General Secretary of the European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF), Brussels,  between 2005-2008; and from 2008, the Adjunct Professor at the Rural Engineering Department of the University of Cordoba.

Prof. Emilio González-Sanchez has participated in numerous European projects (LIFE08 ENV/E/000129, LIFE04 ENV/ES/000269, LIFE99 ENV/E/000308, LIFE96 ENV/E/000338) aimed at the promotion of conservation agriculture and its impact on climate change, soil conservation and water protection. He has been consultant for the European Commission for the Soil Conservation (SoCo) project, and for the FAO in Armenia. Currently, Emilio is the manager of the LIFE+ ClimAgri (LIFE13 ENV/ES/000541) project, which focuses on conservation agriculture and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Emilio was member of the committee who developed the Soil Thematic Strategy of the European Commission (2002-2006). He is member of the Technical Committee of the Rural Development Program in Andalusia (2007-…), where conservation agriculture is addressed for arable and perennial crops. He has been advisor to the Spanish Office for Climate Change with a special emphasis on Kyoto Protocol’s National Inventory of Greenhouse gases.

Some scientific publications by Emilio González can be found at:

Important Dates

Registration Opens - Online

1st February 2018

Call for submission condensed papers

1st February 2018

Deadline of submission for condensed papers

15th June 2018

Early bird registration deadline

30th March 2018

Deadline for submission of revised papers

20th August 2018

Registration at venue

8th - 9th October 2018

Conference & Field tour

9th - 12th October 2018

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