CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Land care in desertification affected areas: from science towards application

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 18347

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 350 000

  • EU contribution

    € 350 000

Coordinated by:

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS-UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

Objective

During recent decades great progress has been made by the scientific community in understanding the nature and complex causes of land degradation and desertification in Europe. Despite efforts (particularly in FP5) to assemble and present the results for p ractical application, there is still a wealth of research results that have not been fully exploited nor made accessible to those who can benefit from them.The objectives of LUCINDA are to: 1) provide a concise and comprehensive information pack containing guidelines for sustainable land management in desertification-affected areas derived from the scientific results of past and on-going EU research projects; 2) make this information available to regional and local authorities who, through national particip ation in the UNCCD, have a specific mandate to combat desertification.In the information pack 20 key issues will be addressed including: desertification processes and characteristics of affected Mediterranean landscapes; indicators, monitoring, public awar eness, NAPs and effects of policies. For each issue there will be a booklet describing current scientific knowledge and guidelines for its application; a summary leaflet for use by less specialised readers; and a PowerPoint presentation. All the products, plus photos and film clips of affected areas will be made available on a website and on DVD. To write the scientific contents, 22 expert authors will draw on the results of some 28 past and on-going research projects. A communication specialist will design the layout and appearance of the pack and web site.The information pack will be disseminated both within and outside Europe through the UNCCD, National Focal Points and existing established and extensive networks of stakeholders. The complete pack will be available in five languages: Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Greek and English.

Coordinator

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS-UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Address

Av. De Berna 26-C
Lisboa

Portugal

Participants (5)

STICHTING VOOR DUURZAME ONTWIKKELING

Netherlands

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS.

Greece

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA

Italy

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO

Spain

COFAC - COOPERATIVA DE FORMACAO E ANIMACAO CULTURAL C.R.L.

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 18347

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 350 000

  • EU contribution

    € 350 000

Coordinated by:

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS SOCIAIS E HUMANAS-UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal