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Sharing Best Agroecological Practice for Resilient Production Systems in Dryland and Drought Conditions

Objective

This joint exchange project aims to enhance understanding and share knowledge on strategies to build the resilience of farming systems to natural and man made impacts in dryland and drought situations, including climate change, through collaboration of joint research and capacity building activities between participating universities: the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security at Coventry University, UK (CU-UK), University of Extremadura, Spain (UEX-SP), University of Yucatan, Mexico (UY-MEX), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (US-SA), and National Centre for Research and Development-Badia Research Programme, Jordan (BRP-JO).

The objectives are: 1) To identify and build a body of knowledge on innovative agroecological strategies to mitigate threats of natural and man-made nature for drylands and drought; 2) To build a network of expertise on on agroecological innovations through workshops, conferences and other activities; 3) To provide opportunities for research on cutting-edge agroecological approaches in the natural and social sciences for postgraduate students.
Over three years, thirty early stage researchers and ten experienced researchers will move between partner countries. A wider audience of host country researchers as well as industry experts will be involved in project seminars, lectures and conferences. Cooperation and exchanges between the different research centres across three continents will enable the testing of different agroecological practices and research and extension techniques in different contexts. These will enable the construction of common methodologies and approaches to address the challenges of face dry lands and drought which is especially necessary in the current scenario of global climate change.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 286 700
Administrative Contact
Julia Wright (Dr.)

Participants (1)

UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 600
Address
Avenida De Elvas Sn
06006 Badajoz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rafael Robina (Dr.)