Slovakia is moving forward in coal farming

Slovakia has prepared a new land use climate fund, and the idea is independent of the changes proposed by the European Union.

Beeld: C.Spaans

The money from the fund will reward farmers for environmentally friendly practices on the ground. More precisely - farmers will be able to receive special subsidies, for example for applying more organic than mineral fertilizers, cultivating without plowing or a more varied crop rotation. It is worth noting that the average area per farm in Slovakia is about 78 hectares, which was recognized as the third highest among the EU Member States.

Coal farming is generally a farming practice that extracts carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and traps it in the soil (carbon sequestration). It's worth noting that many farmers are already promoting carbon farming practices and may not even know it, and many carbon farming practices are already popular in sustainable farming, regenerative farming, permaculture or organic farming.

Carbon sequestration in agriculture brings many benefits to farmers and landowners, and contributes to the protection of the environment and biodiversity.

Research shows that the world's agricultural land can absorb and store up to 570 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. The potential of coal farming is one of many ways to reduce global emissions with direct benefits for soil and farm productivity.