On 16 November 2016, over 50 participants exchanged with alpine farmers, representatives of the chamber of agriculture and scientists over Climate change and agriculture. All stakeholders agreed that agriculture is both a victim and a perpetrator of climate change, and that unpredictability is the main challenge for farmers, requiring more resilience and flexibility. Numerous mitigation and adaptation strategies are being implemented. Direct marketing of local farm produce is possibly the most promising of all, benefitting to both farmers and the climate and basing of the growing awareness of consumers.
Secretary General Reiterer opened this 5th event in the Alpen-Forum-Innsbruck series together with Ferdinand Grüner, Director of the Tyrolean Chamber of agriculture. The Alpen Forum Innsbruck was co-organised by the alpS research centre, the research focus “Alpine Space – Man and Environment” of the University of Innsbruck, the Tyrolean Chamber of Agriculture, the Rural Advanced Training Institute and the Permanent Secretariat.