Optimierung von Anbaustrategien und -verfahren zur Klimaanpassung/Analyse und Bewertung auf Landschaftsebene unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Interaktionen mit dem Pflanzenschutz, der Produktivität, der Fruchtartenverteilungen und den THG-Emissionen

The aim of the project OptAKlim is the advancement of agricultural cropping strategies and measures for climate change adaptation and for reducing GHG emissions (mitigation) considering the interactions between climate change and plant protection, agricultural productivity and changes within the cropping structure. Special attention is paid to the trade-off’s between climate change adaptation/mitigation and environmental targets as well as to interactions at the landscape level. The basis for the addressed improvements is an integrative and in this form unique assessment of the effects of different cropping strategies and measures at the landscape level. The project is structured into work packages, which partly build upon each other. The project starts with a systematic state of the art analysis on trade-offs between climate adaptation measures and environmental effects. The metereological-economic-ecological modelling of agricultural cropping measures derived out of three selected test regions is the central part of the OptAKlim project. The analyses on the trade-off´s and the GHG reduction potentials of agricultural climate adaptation measures are based on extensive data as available from external projects. OptAKlim goes beyond the identification of trade-off´s between particular environmental objectives by developing solutions through the integration of cropping and phytosanitary knowledge as well as through including farmers' expertise. OptAKlim addresses crucial uncertainties of farmers regarding climate change: the expected changes in yield stability, the possible displacements inside the pest spectrum as well as the necessary and possible adjustments of the cropping systems. Optimized adaptation measures can strengthen the competitiveness of agriculture and contribute to better intrinsic ecosystem services including the reduction of GHG emissions.

The working package of PIK delivers assessment of regional climate change under consideration of extreme weather conditions and assessment of climate change impact on yields


Aug 21, 2018 until Oct 20, 2021


115.000 €

Funding Agency


Funding Call

Referat 313B - Innovationsförderung Innovationen in der Pflanzenproduktion als Beitrag zum Klimaschutz gemäß Pariser Abkommen (COP 21) und zur Anpassung an Klimaänderungen im Rahmen des Programms zur Innovationsförderung


Tobias Conradt