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Sustainable Production in water limited environments of Mediterranean agro-ecosystem (SUPROMED)

Description:

SUPROMED aims to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of Mediterranean farming systems through a more efficient management of water, energy and fertilizers.

SUPROMED will provide a holistic crop-livestock water management system resilient to climate change. In detail, an end-user IT (Information Technology) platform specially designed to smartly advise farmers in the efficient water management of Mediterranean cropping and livestock systems will be delivered. To this aim, SUPROMED will integrate a validated set of models and tools (MOPECO7, IREY8, DOPIR9 or DOPIR-SOLAR10) in an online platform to increase the production and income of farms through a reduction and a more efficient use of water, and other inputs such as energy and fertilizers, while decreasing the impact on the environment.

SUPROMED will consider real in-situ data and Earth Observation (EO) imagery, agro-alerts, agroclimatic classification and zoning together with drought forecast tools linked to climatic change. Drought monitoring and forecasting are essential tools for implementing appropriate adaptation measures to reduce negative impacts of droughts and will be very helpful for adequate water resource management. The end-user platform will be widely demonstrated and training programs will be performed in 4 Mediterranean countries. The project aims to promote a 10-20% increase in the adoption of organizational and technological innovations in farms with an overall impact across the Mediterranean basin.

Project information

Lead

UCLM-CREA, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Partners

Instituto Técnico Agronómico Provincial, Spain
Grupo Hispatec Informatica Empresarial S.A., Spain
Grupo Hispatec Informatica Empresarial S.A., Spain
Grupo Hispatec Informatica Empresarial S.A., Spain
Institut National de Recherche en Génie Rural Eaux et Fôrets, Tunisia
National Institute of Field Crops, Tunisia
Technical Unit of the Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector, France
Difaf, Lebanon 
Lebanese University, Faculty of Agronomy, Lebanon

Source of funding

PRIMA programme

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021

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