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Accounting for Climate Change in Water and Agriculture management

Objective

The Mediterranean and Sahel regions are among the most sensitive areas to climate change as demonstrated in many studies (IPCC, 2013).
Increased rainfall variability and ET rates will compromise irrigation potential and expansion plans and increased competition and conflict over limited water resources. There are significant knowledge gaps and uncertainties about how much water will be available for a complete growing season, how much should be used for scheduling irrigation efficiently and extracted from these regions. More information regarding water use is necessary to improve agricultural planning and to manage water more efficiently at different scales: farm and catchment/irrigation district level.
Over both regions, the temperature increase will cause higher evaporation and transpiration rates, decreasing soil moisture and increasing crop water requirements. The expected impact in rainfed agriculture is a decrease in yield due to heat and water stress and an increase in the likelihood of crop failure in rainfed crops for maize, millet and sorghum (Parkes et al. 2018). Ongoing changes in the socio-economic and environmental background of rainfed farmers combined with the expected population growth make timely and reliable information on rainfed crop yield and its spatial variability essential in decision-support for improving food security and livelihoods. To this end, both understanding of the long term changes (inter-annual variability) and short-term changes (intra-annual variability) are needed.
Temperature and precipitation changing patterns will also increase hazards linked to environmental conditions such as droughts, floods or crop pests like locust swarms. ACCWA aims to develop the remote sensing based monitoring tools for agriculture and water and management that help risk guidance in a climate change context.

Coordinator

ISARDSAT SL
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€ 308 200,00
Address
Congres 49 51
08031 Barcelona
Spain
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00

Participants (6)

OBSERVATORIO DEL EBRO FUNDACION
Spain
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€ 96 600,00
Address
Carrer Observatori 3
43520 Roquetes
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
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€ 124 200,00
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE ASESORIA DOCTOR FERRER SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 124 200,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Calle Ferran El Catolico 3
25200 Cervera Lleida
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
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€ 147 200,00
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
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€ 460 000,00
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CARTHAGE UNIVERSITY
Tunisia
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€ 257 600,00
Address
Avenue De La Republique
1054 Amilcar Carthage
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Partners (2)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITE CADI AYYAD
Morocco
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€ 0,00
Address
Boulevard Abdelkarim Khattabi
40 000 Marrakech
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 216 200,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CENTRE REGIONAL AGRHYMET
Niger
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€ 0,00
Address
Boulevard De Universite 425
11011 Niamey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 110 400,00