Gottlieb Basch holds a Doctorate degree in Agricultural Sciences from Georg-August-University Göttingen/Germany. His PhD studies in Portugal introduced him to the area of alternative land use and soil management systems. Since its foundation in 1991, he has been a member of the “Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (ICAAM)”, located at the University of Évora/Portugal working on soil conservation and soil carbon dynamics. Since 2008 he has been the vice-director of this research institute and since 2009 he has been director of the PhD course in Agricultural Sciences of the University of Évora.
His main interests are focused on sustainable land use and the implementation of Conservation Agriculture systems. The study of the impact of the adoption of Conservation Agriculture principles has been the core of his research work and publication activity. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 publications in international journals and of several book chapters. Recently he has been involved in three EIP Focus Groups and also in three H2020 and ERAfrica projects. Gottlieb Basch was the president of the European Conservation Agriculture Federation (ECAF) between 2002 and 2008, and has been again since 2011.