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Turning climate-related information into added value for traditional MEDiterranean Grape, OLive and Durum wheat food systems

Objective

MED-GOLD will demonstrate the proof-of-concept for climate services in the agriculture sector by developing case studies for three hallmarks of the Mediterranean food system: grapes, olives and durum wheat. Agriculture is primarily climate-driven and hence highly vulnerable to climate variability and change. Evidence suggests that the Mediterranean region is under immediate threat of shifting climate patterns and the associated ecological, economic and social effects. Developing a capacity to turn the increasingly big climate-related data into tailored climate services that can inform decision-making in agriculture, is therefore a priority both in Europe and worldwide. The long-term goal of this project is to make European agriculture and food systems more competitive, resilient, and efficient in the face of climate change, by using climate services to minimize climate-driven risks/costs and seize opportunities for added-value.

The MED-GOLD project aims to develop climate services for olive, grape, and durum wheat crop systems that are the basis for producing olive oil, wine and pasta. This set of crops and related food products is of utmost climatic, ecological, economic, and cultural relevance to the Mediterranean region. Because olive oil, wine and pasta are not only hallmarks of the Mediterranean diet but also food commodities with a global market, there is considerable potential for developing climate services with high added-value for olive, grape, and durum wheat. A key challenge is to co-design prototype pilot service applications involving both suppliers and users in the three major traditional Mediterranean crop systems so as to demonstrate the added-value of data/information-driven responses to changes in the climate system. The operational decision-making of users will be reviewed to either identify key decisions or introduce new actions that can benefit from climate-related information at different timescales from months to decades.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 512 507,94

Participants (15)

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 379,81
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEETOBIT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 328 497,71
Address
Via Stanislao Caboni 3
09125 Cagliari Ca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 445 000
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 262 308,21
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
DCOOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA ANDALUZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 270 554,55
Address
Carretera De Cordoba Sn
29200 Antequera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EASYTOSEE AGTECH, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 267 026,56
Address
Plaza Nueva 8B 4A Planta
41001 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 467 520,53
Address
Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HORTA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 328,05
Address
Via Gorra 55
29122 Piacenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 366 976,58
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 215,65
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 233 937,50
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOGRAPE VINHOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 341 673
Address
Lugar De Aldeia Nova
4430 761 Vila Nova De Gaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD MILITAR NUEVA GRANADA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 47 582,43
Address
Carrera 11 No. 101-80
001 Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 597 173,83
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 293 285,15
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments