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Prevention and Restoration Actions to Combat  Desertification. An Integrated Assessment

Prevention and Restoration Actions to Combat Desertification. An Integrated Assessment

Objective

The general objective of PRACTICE is to link S & T advances and traditional knowledge on prevention and restoration practices to combat desertification with sound implementation, learning and adaptive management, knowledge sharing, and dissemination of best practices. Specific objectives are: 1. To create an international platform of long-term monitoring sites for assessing and investigating practices to combat desertification. 2. To develop integrated evaluation tools to assess the cost-effectiveness of practices to combat desertification, taking into account changes in both biophysical and socio-economic properties, by synergistically exploiting the recent advances on assessment and evaluation methodologies and approaches. 3. To assess prevention and restoration practices to combat desertification for croplands, rangelands and woodlands, considering the impacts on socio-economic status, soil functions, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. 4. To identify and document best practices to combat desertification considering multiple purposes at different spatial (local to global) scales, and to establish cost-effective thresholds for the various management alternatives. 5. To develop education material and translational science strategies, and implement innovative participatory approaches to link science to society, to share and transfer evaluation methods and best practices, addressing and involving stakeholders at all levels, from farmers to local organisations, to national and international bodies.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO

Address

Parque Tecnologico, C/ Charles R. Darwin 14
46980 Paterna, Valencia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 179 974

Administrative Contact

Dora Cabrera (Ms.)

Participants (14)

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UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 094

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 105 341,50

UNIVERSITAT TRIER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 73 616

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 67 089

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 39 269

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 58 529

FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD EMPRESA DE LA REGION DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 34 133

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 68 159

Liga para a Protecção da Natureza

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 53 981,50

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 35 096

NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 56 763,50

Northeast Normal University

China

EU Contribution

€ 35 096

Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad

Chile

EU Contribution

€ 35 096

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

Mexico

EU Contribution

€ 44 726

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226818

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 109 720

  • EU contribution

    € 976 963,50

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO

Spain