Full Title and Acronym

 Adaptation to Climate Change of Mediterranean Agricultural Systems (ACLIMAS)

 

Target Countries /  Areas

 

 

ALGERIA:     Khemis Melanah, Wilaya Ain Defla  

EGYPT:         Entlak, Tiba - Western Nubaria Region

JORDAN:      Bani Kananeh, Bani Obaid, Quasbat Irbid, Al-Ramtha – Irbid Governorate

LEBANON:    El Hermel, Baalbeck, Zahle, West Bekaa  – Bekaa Valley Region

MOROCCO:  Oulad Said, Sidi El Aidi, Tamadroust, Berrechid – Chaouia OurdighaRegion

TUNISIA:       Capbon, Manouba, Saida, Mhamedia, Grombalia – North-Eastern Tunisia

Overall Objective(s)

To bring a durable improvement of the agricultural water management and a broader socio-economicdevelopment of target areas in the context of adaptation to climate change, increasing water scarcity, and desertification risks.

Specific Objectives of Demonstration Activities

  • To improve the initial conditions (local offices, stations, and demonstration fields) for lasting 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 considering the economic, social and environmental dimensions at 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 thematic guidelines, brochures, field days, seminars, video material and a dedicated web page;
  • To bring a durable improvement of the agricultural water management and a broader socio-economic development of target areas in the context of adaptation to climate change, increasing water scarcity, and desertification risks.

Expected outputs of Demonstration Activities

  • 6 demonstration fields equipped with agro-meteorological stations, other equipment and excel-based irrigation scheduling tool;
  • 2 years of demonstration/testing with at least 48 combinations of genotypes and water management practices;
  • 2 years on-ground implementation of the best performing varieties and water management practices in a surface area of at least 240 ha with the involvement of at least 120 farmers;
  • 24 training courses and 600 farmers, technicians and water managers trained;
  • 60 field days with the participation of 1200 local stakeholders;
  • 2 guidelines, 24 brochures, 6 seminars, 180 minutes of video material, etc.;
  • Support/promotion of local communities to market a quality durum wheat  products (in Lebanon and Morocco);
  • Support/promotion of women cooperatives for durum wheat transformation to several types of couscous on downstream value chain (in Morocco).

 Leader Organisation / Institution

Centro Internazionale di Alti Studi Agronomici Mediterranei – Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari  (CIHEAM-IAMB)

Partner Organisations

  1. International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

  2. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Morocco

  3. Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT), Tunisia

  4. West Nubaria Rural Development Project (WNRDP), Egypt

  5. National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE), Jordan

  6. Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI), Lebanon

  7. Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per I Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy

  8. National Research Council, Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Systems in the Mediterranean (CNR-ISAFOM), Italy

  9. Universitat de Barcelona (UdB), Spain

  10. Universitat de Lleida (UdL), Spain

  11. University of Nottingham (UNOTT), UK

  12. Agriculture Environnement et Développement, pour l’Avenir (AGENDA), Morocco

  13. Association of the Friends of Ibrahim Abd El Al (AFIAL), Lebanon

  14. Technical Institute of Field Crops (ITGC)

Contact details

Prof. Dr. Mladen Todorović, Project Coordinator

Phone: +390804606235

Fax: +390804606206

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.aclimas.eu


Click here to download the project's brochure

 

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