Master ACT is carried by a team of professionals of agriculture, environment, climate, economics who share a common vision. They are willing to let you join them as realise your own contribution to building this common ambition.
- Climate change is a challenge for the whole humanity;
- Agriculture is the human activity that is the most dependent on climate, and thus it is the most impacted by the changes;
- More particularly, agriculture in the developing countries is particularly sensible, since it is far less artificialized than in industrialised countries;
- Scenarios may diverge, but in all cases food security of a major and growing part of humanity is threatened!
- Adaptation of local agriculture to changing conditions is required. The challenge is tricky, since the solutions will most often be valid on short distances only and at the level of small regions.
- Beside this agriculture is also responsible for 25% of GHG emissions. This can be, and this should be strongly reduced. Appropriate solutions are possible to mitigate climate change.
- Policies have a key role to have an impact on the change, the capacity of the societies to adapt themselves, or their ability to mitigate the change.
- In the meantime, agricultural systems can also contribute to sequestrate a higher proportion or gross amounts of carbon, in the soils or in biomass.
- The competences required for addressing these issues are those, in general required for supporting innovation in agriculture: capacity to handle the technical interactions between the soil, the climate, the biological material and the operations undertaken by farmers and other stakeholders, global and systemic vision, ability to foresee the changes along existing or renewed models of change.
Read the whole declaration from master ACT : what we believe
Master ACT prepares to handle various functions in research, training, support to agricultural development and design and evaluation of agricultural policies in a context of climate change.