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The future of olive plantation systems on sloping and mountainous land; scenarios for production and natural resource conservation

Objective

The project will devote itself to the future of olive plantation systems on sloping and mountainous land in southern Europe. These systems have been affected by emigration of its population and fierce competition from low land plantations and from non-EU countries, and nowadays are neither productive nor sustainable. The project will undertake a thorough analysis of production, ecological and socio-economic aspects of actual production systems and of alternative future scenarios for these systems, with the ultimate aim to improve the quality of life of the rural population and the utilisation of natural resources in these areas. The project has six workpackages focusing on inventory, land and water resources, improved production systems, economics and policies, scenarios and end-user recommendations. The research will be concentrated on two main research areas in southern Europe and on a few minor sites.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
6,Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (5)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid
DIRECCION GENERAL DE INVESTIGACION, FORMACION AGRARIA Y PESQUERA - JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Address
Jußn Lara Nieto S/n
41080 Sevilla
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349-017 Lisboa
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
Agrokipio
73100 Hania - Crete
UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA
Italy
Address
Via Nazario Sauro 85
85100 Potenza