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ADAGIO : Adaptation of Agriculture in European Regions at Environmental Risk under Climate Change

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The aim of the project was to evaluate and disseminate potential adaptation measures to climatic change in agriculture, considering 3 main vulnerable regions of Europe (Southern Europe - Mediterrranean Area, Central Europe and Eastern Europe). The Specific Support Action (SSA) was divided into three main steps: 1) Improving awareness and user-orientation of adaptation strategies (meetings with local experts and farmers will be launched and published in relevant media. Furthermore, the interaction with stakeholders and agricultural decision-makers will point out which other relevant policies, as the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Water Framework Directive (WFD), etc. could interact with the foreseen agricultural climate risks). 2) Improving local representation (to ensure the feedback from the practice to the expert level on the national as well as European scale in order to evaluate and develop representative appropriate potential adaptation measures for the relevant agricultural production systems on the sites). 3) Main vulnerable regions to climate change in Europe will be considered, from the Mediterranean area in Southern Europe (where extreme events are foreseen to increase) and in Central/Eastern Europe (where agriculture and related incomes are particularly at risk). ADAGIO investigated not only future scenarios and results based on modelling tools, but also already visible (or known) ongoing changes of adaptation measures for a better and realistic assessment of potential future adaptation measures at the regional level. For that a bottom-up approach was applied rather than the top-down approach, which included to gather feedbacks from local experts and farmers by e.g. using questionnaires. Finally, ADAGIO should establish a continuously interacting information and discussion network, connecting the research level with decision makers and support a holistic approach to solve the related problems. http://www.adagio-eu.org/presentations.html

Project information

Lead
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (AT)
Partners

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (AT), Instituto Tecnologico Agrario de Castilla y Leon (ES), National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (BG), Center for Meteorology and Environmental Predictions (SCG), Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno (CZ), CRA-Istituto Sperimentale Agronomico (IT), National Observatory of Athens (GR), Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate (ET), August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznan (PL), State Hydrological Institute (RUS), Fundatia pentru Tehnologia Informatiei Aplicata in Mediu, Agricultura si Schimbari Globale (RO)

Source of funding
FP 6

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Keywords

Adaptation strategies, Agriculture, Awareness raising, Climate risk

Duration

2007/1/1-2009/6/30

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture

Geographic characterization

Europe

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