Email object CLIMED FRUIT: The collection of practical solutions has started
Email summary: Climate change resilience for perennial crops
The EU project CLIMED-FRUIT (Adaptation to climate change and mitigation for perennial crops in Mediterranean Area) aims to collect solutions and field-tested practices developed all around Europe to increase resilience to climate change by major perennial crops in Southern Europe, like grapes, olives, citrus, avocado, stone fruits, nuts and others. This information will be transformed into digital easy-to-use documents that will be widely disseminated to farmers and advisors all around Europe. EIP-AGRI Operational Groups and other EU-funded projects are considered a valued source of technological solutions, and a widespread collection of these contributions is underway.
BUTTON: For more information https://climed-fruit.eu/
The collecting phase of the project has begun and here are our main sources for now:
1. The Climed-Fruit 9 Operational Groups (OGs) and their knowledge and results ready for practice have been presented during digital cross visits to start a selection work.
2. Technology provider companies that proposed their solutions already in the market by participating in a specific crowd-writing contest whose selected innovations will be announced shortly.
In the first newsletter we introduced briefly the Project Partners and the Operational Groups (OGs) involved in the project and promised that in the next issue we would provide more information about them, thanks to the Digital Cross Visits (DCVs) that each partner has organized.
The project is based on a core group of 9 OGs, which are coordinated and implemented by some of the consortium members (Consult all OGs here: https://climed-fruit.eu/project-2/ ). Digital cross visits are online meetings where each partner, in turns, presents its OG working methodology and results. The main purpose of those cross visits is to assess the different OGs results and practices by benefiting from the expertise of each of the partners. The evaluation is made according to pre-defined criteria such as ease of implementation on the field or impact on climate change.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the OGs, thanks to the Digital Cross Visits, of which main parts are available on the project's Youtube channel:
OFIVO – IFV, France
Optimization of ferti-irrigation on Occitan vineyards
The gradual change in rainfall patterns experienced in the south of France vineyards, especially around the Mediterranean Sea, means that the vines are increasingly subject to summer drought.
The objectives of OFIVO are to study the different irrigation systems to see which one is best suited for the vine, as well as the implementation of ferti-irrigation and its use in viticulture.
Where? South of France, 2 main regions concerned (near Toulouse = Gascony and near Montpellier = Mediterranean context). Benefits? The main added ecological value for the farmer addressed by the OG: efficiency of water use in vineyards.
BUTTON: SEE VIDEO link https://youtu.be/DqhjMEjyGmw
More information: visit https://www.vignevin-occitanie.com/nos-recherches-2/viticulture-de-precision/ofivo/
CARBOCERT – UNE (Spanish Association for Standardization), Spain
Carbon increasing capture practices and improving soils in Mediterranean crops
One of the goals of Carbocert is to make agronomic recommendations, which improve the carbon sequestration by the crops studied, the other is to determine methods to be able to objectively quantify carbon fixation.
Benefits? The project will provide farmers with an opportunity to apply methodologies focused on the standardised quantification of the carbon sequestration of their crops.
BUTTON: SEE VIDEO link https://youtu.be/OnTJb-Hm7mU
More information: visit https://www.en.une.org/cooperacion/carbocert
GASCOGN’INNOV – IFV, France
Redesign of vineyard systems for biological quality improvement and soil conservation
The OG aims to acquire technical knowledge on the impact of viticultural practices on soil biology from a dynamic way, and to test a methodology to integrate information provided by the soil bioindicators to manage farming systems.
How? By implementing a set of indicators during the project to qualify the physico-chemical properties and structure, the organic matter degradation rate and the fauna abundance and diversity of the soil.
Preliminary results? Green manure is one of the practices that is interesting to boost soil quality with positive effect on organic matter content, microbial biomass and abundance and richness of earthworms in the case of winter Faba bean in inter-row. The longer the vegetation cover is present and diversified, the better the diversity and biological fertility of the soil.
BUTTON: SEE VIDEO link https://youtu.be/tjUNi5bhgpI
In the next issues of the project’s newsletter, you’ll find more information about the other OGs involved: VIRECLI, INTAVIEBIO, GO CITRICS, GO AVOCADO, NEW PRACTICES IN RAINFED OLIVE GROVES and Oltre.Bio
The next step for our collection is the launch an Open Contest for selecting knowledge ready for practice issued from EU funded projects. The goal of Climed-Fruit is to give further European-wide dissemination of these solutions: gain international visibility to the results obtained in your projects through a major online scientific conference and receive financial support for the production of additional dissemination material.
Participants from all EIP Operational Groups or other EU funded projects (H2020, HE, LIFE, INTERREG, EFRD, EAFRD etc.), that have worked on innovative solutions for adaptation of perennial crops in Mediterranean area to climate change, are invited to participate in the Open Contest event by proposing their abstracts by Friday 1st December.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101060474 (CLIMED-FRUIT). This output reflects only the author’s view, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.