Don't miss on July 2nd 2021 the inauguration of the pilot area (L9) of “Sociedade Agrícola Vargas e Madeira” (Corte Gafo, Mértola), partner in the LIFE Desert-Adapt project.

The owner Joao Madeira will  present  innovative strategies and technologies for sustainable management in grazing areas susceptible to land degradation as consequence of a combination of climate and unappropriate management. The event will also host the networking project LIFE Live Adapt which focuses on adaptation strategies for extensive livestock, thus perfectly complementing and sharing strategies and sustainability goals of the Desert-Adapt project.

The sustainable livestock management is part of a wider Desertification adaptation plan of the L9 partner.

To see the whole plan visit the Desert-Adapt project webpage of case studies and discover all the activities and measures implemented In the Madeira farm.


23-24th June 2021 5th Project Steering Meeting  

Meeting scheduled on TEAMS platform. Planned schedule: 9.00 am-4.00 pm of  June 23rd administrative issues following the show up timetable. Technical issues on  June 24th 10.00 am-1.00 pm full consortium. 





The schools , il Convitto Nazionale "T.Tasso" and Istituto Comprensivo Medaglie D'oro from Salerno partecipate with 5 classes and 92 students to the first round of open-days project activities for schools and education

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18-19th May 2020 4th Project Steering Meeting and EASME monitoring visit 

Meeting on webex platform. Virtual tour of the DAM plans advancement in the field.  Planned schedule: 9.30-13.00 Monday 18th technical issues. 15.00-19.00 Thuesday 19th Administrative issues. 


25-26 November 2019, Lisbon, 3rd Steering Committee Meeting 


3rd Steering Committee Meeting of Desert-Adapt

Lisbon, 25-26 November 2019

Hosted by Universidad de Lisboa (FCUL)

25th November 9.30-17.00

26th November 9.00 -13.00 

Venue: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Campo Grande


28 May 2019 Biologic Park of Cabeça Gorda Portugal 

The open course of Desert Adapt "Investigation and prevention of forest pest and deseases" will be held at the station of the Biological Park in Cabeça Gorda, Portugal on May 28th 2019

The course is organized by ADPM

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24/26 May 2019 Mertola, Portugal 

 The open course of Desert Adapt "Introduction  to Holistic Management and Advanced Planning of Pastures" will be held in Mertola from 24th to 26th of May 2019

The course is organized by ADPM and the official language is spanish

Price of 120 euros refer only to the cost for hotel and lunch for the 3 days, while the course is free of charge

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26/27 February 2019 Desert Adapt visits the Spanish sites of

LIFE Montado Adapt, LIFE AgriAdapt and the project MOSAICO 

The partners of the project Desert Adapt will visit other EU and spanish projects to learn from others experience and to exchange ideas and views on sustainable land management in ecosystems under climate change risk and strong anthropic pressures. 

26th February: Visit at Casablanca site, part of the LIFE Montado Project ( with the owner  Enrique Vega. Casablanca farm (

27 February I vist: Campete farm, part of Agriadapt Life project ( with the owner Alfonso García and project coordinator Laura García.  (+info:

27 February II visit:  Project site of Mosaico project in Villasbuenas municipality with the owner Luis Mariano García and project coordinator Fernando Pulido. +info: (min 1:40) +info:


26 February 2019, Plasencia, Spain


 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of Desert-Adapt

Plasencia, 26th February

Hosted by Universidad de Extremadura

8.30 -12.30 at Venue: Centro Universitario de Plasencia, Avenida Virgen del Puerto, 2


21 November Portugal, 22-23 November Spain, 26-27 Italy, 2018



Biodiversity and agriculture (Tommaso Lamantia and Rafael da Siveira Bueno, University of Palermo, IT)

Biodiversity indicators (Paola Quatrini and Gabriella Lo Verde from University of Palermo, IT)

Micorrhizae (Paola Quatrini, University of Palermo, IT)

Growing aids (Alice Nunes, Faculdade de Ciencia da Universidade de Lisboa, PT)



October 2018, 26th Mertola (PT), 27th Hoyos (SP), 29th Caltanisetta (IT)

Course of formation on

DESERTIFICATION INDICATORS held by Carlos Machado, FSCH Nova University of Lisbon

BIOMASS & CARBON held by           Fernando Pulido University of Extremadura


PORTUGAL – 26/11/18 at ADPM Mertola ->get program 

SPAIN – 27/11/18 at Municipality of Hoyos ->get program 

ITALY – 29/11/18 at REAM srl Caltanisetta ->get program

23rd October 2018 Rome


DESERT-ADAPT has been invited by the LIFE project The GreenLink to the workshop to be held in Rome

on 23rd October 2018 to present ideas for collaboration using the Coocons, plant aids to support plant growth

in arid areas. DESERT-ADAPT will test the Cocoons in all its sites together with other plant aids. Follow our 

progresses on the dedicated pages "Desert-Adapt for Policy & Science" and "Desert Adapt for the Farming

sector". To know more about TheGreenLink project visit the webpage

Get the program of the Rome conference -> program.



Sept. 27th Mertola (PT), 28th Hoyos (SP), Oct. 1st Caltagirone (IT) 2018

FOR contents, program and contacts click the following link: EN, PT, SP, IT

Fifth training course of Desert-Adapt 


held by Forest Service Group (NL) 

Mértola (PT) 27th September 2018 at ADPM headquarters, in the field at Monte do Vento

Hoyos (SP), 28th September 2018 at Casa de Cultura de Hoyos, in the field at Mosaico project sites

Caltagirone (IT) 1st October 2018 at Azienda Agricola Caudarella di Michele Russo, Azienda il Giardino delle Belle


September 2018, 6th Mertola (PT), 7th Hoyos (SP), 11th Palermo (IT)

FOR contents, program and contacts click the following link: EN, PT, SP, IT 




held by experts of Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (IT) at

Mértola, Portugal, 6th September 2018  ADPM headquarters

Hoyos, Spain, 7th September 2018, Casa de Cultura de Hoyos

Palermo, Italia 11 September 2018 Dipartimento STEBICEF  (Viale delle Scienze Edif.16)


13th April 2018 - Mertola, Portugal



12th April 2018 - Mertola, Portugal 


2nd February 2018 - Mertola, Portugal



29 January 2018 - ValVerde del Fresno, Spain



15 January 2018-Palermo, Italy


2 - 4 November 2017 PORTUGAL click ⇓ to view


30 October - 1 November 2017 SPAIN click ⇓ to view


23 - 26 September 2017 ITALY click ⇓ to view


21 - 22 September 2017 ROME, ITALY - click ⇓ to view