The farming sector is often blasted for its contribution to climate change. But it also has unique potential to capture and store carbon, write Imke Lübbeke and Andreas Baumüller.
Some paint farmers as climate villains, digging up the land, herding methane-belching cows and sheep.
Others say farmers are climate victims, on the front line of climate change, which is disrupting weather patterns, crop cycles and harvests.
While agriculture does represent 15% of EU greenhouse gas emissions, and farmers are certainly feeling the impacts of changing weather patterns, what is crucial is how to make farmers climate champions.