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H2020

FOWARIM

Project ID: 692162
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FOSTERING WATER-AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN MALTA

From 2016-01-01 to 2018-12-31, ongoing project | FOWARIM Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 960 125

EU contribution:

EUR 960 125

Coordinated in:

Malta

Call for proposal:

H2020-TWINN-2015See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and support action

Objective

Deliverables

  • Demonstration site in Malta to promote best management practices for traditional agriculture

    A series of field experiments and demonstration sites will be established by the project partners, working with key stakeholders and research community on the island. The field experiments and demonstration sites would help inform and educate a wide range of stakeholders on the island on the role and importance of water for agriculture, and the agronomic, technical and engineering measures available to reduce water use and increase efficiency. For example, educational field visits, guided tours and open days would provide local agricultural colleges, schools, and the general public with opportunities to discover how water is an essential component in modern crop production on the island, helping to grow high quality fruit and vegetables, whilst highlighting measures being implemented to reduce agricultural impacts on the environment. The field experimental and demonstration sites will also provide exemplars for best practice for farmers to understand how they can reduce crop water demand.

  • Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages for the project

    Profiles for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn will be created by the fourth month and maintained throughout the whole project with latest news and updates. This will facilitate exchange between the team and interested parties and a better dissemination of results and information.

  • Kick-off meeting

    During the kick-off meeting, the overall trajectory of the project will be decided upon, work packages discussed. Various other issues will be discussed including quality assurance plan, future coordination meeting, project structure etc. A document will be prepared with major outcomes of kick-off meeting.

  • Quality Assurance Plan

    Quality Assurance plan will be developed at the kick-off meeting and in accordance with the methodology for controlling the quality of the outputs. This plan will be published.

  • Mid-term report

    A meeting half-way through the project will be organized to discuss the progress of the project and way forward. A document with major outcomes of the meeting will be prepared and that will be used to compile the mid-term report that will be completed in M15 and that reflects the 1st meeting report (M1 to M15).

  • Report on stocktaking and preliminary analysis

    A report will be compiled to stock-take and analyze the present policies, strategies, governance and trends related to research in agricultural water. Evaluating the state-of-the-art, vision, rationale and strengths and the current gaps and challenges will provide a comprehensive assessment. This will be done through a hybrid of desk studies and interviews with key stakeholders.

  • Summary report on researcher and stakeholder workshop to assess agriculture, water resources, and environment challenges and produce

    A brief report will be produced on the outcomes and discussions coming out of the workshop during which the agriculture, water resources, and environment challenges of Malta will be assessed and analyzed.

  • E-learning course programme and calendar

    A schedule with the learning outcomes, overview of unit description and assessment criteria of the e-learning course will be produced together with a schedule of when these e-learning programs will be launched and concluded.

  • Promotional material

    Production of promotional material will be implemented either through traditional or digital supports. Posters, banners and short videos will be produced. The digital support will be preferred, whenever possible, to cut the costs and to increase the visibility of the project. To better promote the FOWARIM activities, electronic posters will be prepared with the contribution of the first year results of the projects by the other WPs. In addition to this traditional material, an electronic gadget such as Community Project Card will be produced all long the project starting from M3, to share the project identity, objectives and achievements among the partners and the participants at the trainings and summer schools. This gadget is a ‘visit card’ that can be used as usual card, with the logo of the project, in addition it contains the holder name and a bar-code to allow several functions (i.e. events access, online registration, web fast login, etc.) that will be defined during the Kick-off meeting by the consortium. During some event (suggested by the Task Leader and approved by the consortium) some fragment will be recorded and short videos will be prepared and made available on the project web portal. These videos will support the reports and will be available also on social networks to disseminate the project’s activities. A project portal will also be created and which will include: a) a repository area with the project's documentation and material; b) an internal co-working area for the project's partners (in coordination with WP1); c) an area for external communication with multimedia material (videos, easy to understand info-graphic, articles) on thematic/geographic topics of mutual interests for research and innovation actors.

Publications

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Coordinator

MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Malta

EU contribution: EUR 201 250


CORRADINO HILL MAIN CAMPUS
PLA 9032 PAOLA
Malta
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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Participants

Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change
Malta

EU contribution: EUR 95 625


6 Qormi Road
SVR 1301 SANTA VENERA
Malta
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Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

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CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI ALTISTUDI AGRONOMICI MEDITERRANEI
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 176 250


VIA CEGLIE 9
70010 VALENZANO
Italy
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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EUROPE FOR BUSINESS LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 72 000


1ST FLOOR 26 FOUBERT PLACE
W1F 7PP LONDON
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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Innovation & Development Consulting
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 128 750


Avenue Milcamps 8
1030 Bruxelles
Belgium
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 185 000


College Road
MK43 0AL CRANFIELD - BEDFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
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UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 101 250


CALLE JORDI GIRONA 31
08034 BARCELONA
Spain
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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