Gestione del Suolo e delle Risorse Idriche

Adaptation to Climate Change of the Mediterranean Agricultural Systems

ACLIMAS
Area tematicaL&W
Obiettivi

The overall objective is to bring a durableimprovement in the agricultural water management and a broader economic development of the six target Mediterranean areas in the context of adaptation to climate change, increasing water scarcity, and desertification risk. The specific objectives are:

  • To setup the initial conditions(local offices, stations, and demonstration fields) forlasting promotion of sustainable agricultural practices in target areas.
  • To demonstrate the applicability for the selected combinations of genotypes and water management practices (including water harvesting and conservation tillage) at demonstration fields;
  • To adapt/stabilize agricultural production through large scale on-ground implementation of the best performing genotypes and water harvesting/management practices;
  • To evaluate the on-ground sustainability of the proposed adaptation measures taking into account the economic, social and environmental dimensions at the farm level;
  • To train local farmers and growers on the application and implementation of proposed management practices;
  • To disseminate the results of the action through the thematicguidelines, brochures, field days, seminars, video material and a dedicated web page.
MotivazioniType of services provided
  • Setup of the initial conditions (local offices, stations, and demonstration fields) for lasting promotion of sustainable agricultural practices in target areas;
  • A Report list of locally tailored combination of the most adaptable genotypes of cereals and legumes and best water management practices in 6 target Mediterranean areas;
  • Demonstration of the applicability for the selected combinations of genotypes and water management practices (including water harvesting and conservation tillage) at demonstration fields;
  • Large scale on-ground implementation of the best performing genotypes and water harvesting/management practices;
  • Evaluation of the on-ground sustainability of proposed adaptation measures taking into account the economic, social and environmental dimensions at the farm level;
  • Training of local farmers, growers and technicians on the application and implementation of proposed management;
  • Dissemination of the results of the action through the thematic guidelines, brochures, field days, seminars, video material and a dedicated web page.
Risultati

The expected direct results of the project include 6 demonstration fields and 2 years of testing (at least 48 combinations of genotypes and water management practices); 6 equipped offices with agro-meteorological stations, equipment and Excel-based irrigation scheduling tool; 24 training courses and 600 farmers, technicians and water managers trained; 60 field days with the participation of 1200 local stakeholders, 2 years on-ground implementation of the best performing varieties and water harvesting and management practices in a surface area of at least 240 ha with the involvement of at least 120 farmers; 2 guidelines, 24 brochures, 6 seminars, 180 minutes of video material, etc.

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