CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

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

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.

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Address

Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 533 650

Participants (15)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 148 021,25

BEETOBIT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 272 500

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 445 000

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 264 750

DCOOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA ANDALUZA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 272 013,75

EASYTOSEE AGTECH, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 270 182,50

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 472 097,50

HORTA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 199 957,50

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 369 466,25

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 216 487,50

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 233 937,50

SOGRAPE VINHOS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 346 383,75

UNIVERSIDAD MILITAR NUEVA GRANADA

Colombia

EU Contribution

€ 48 525

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 602 995

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 295 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776467

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 990 967,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 990 967,50

Coordinated by:

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy