We are excited to disclose with you & your organization the full agenda of the LIFE DESERT ADAPT final conference and to invite you to join the online event on June 23, 2023, 10:00 - 12:30 CET.

 Program and registration here



8th Desert-Adapt Steering Meeting
Rome 20-21 October 2022
Palazzetto delle Cartine Geografiche
Via Napoli 36, Roma



Joint CINEA/NEEMO monitoring and 7th Desert-Adapt steering meeting

May 11-13, 2022

Sicily, Palermo and Caltagirone 


15th December 2021 Webinar on teams

6th Steering Meeting Desert-Adapt



Tackling Climate Change from Farm to Fork

Transformative pathways for more sustainable food systems

 Monday, 8 November 2021 at 11:30-12.30 GTM am at the EU Pavilion, in the Blue Zone.

The event can be followed online from the COP26 EU Pavilion digital platform

For the online registration (no fees): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tackling-climate-change-from-farm-to-fork-tickets-195740022677

Please do not forget to register as well on the EU pavilion website from 1 November on: https://www.cop26eusideevents.eu/


16th October 2021

Open day at site L5 Municipality of Hoyos (Spain)

Come to learn more about Desert-Adapt and about measures of adaptation at Hoyos in Spain with prof. Pulido and Hoyos partners. For all those leaving in the area of Hoyos and closeby join in to support the project and Hoyos municipality!





30th September 2021

Time: 2.30-4.30 pm

All4Climate – Italy 2021 SIDE EVENT’S 

Opportunities and challenges to adaptation and sustainable land management in Mediterranean countries under desertification risk

Organizer (LIFE Project Desert-Adapt, Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Coordinator project) Co-organizer (Università degli studi di Palermo, project partner)

 To see the program



29th September 2021

Presentation of Desert-Adapt at the Networking event organized by Project GREAT LIFE

9.00-13.00 on Microsoft TEAMS

Participating projects

LIFE ADA Adaptation in Agriculture (LIFE19 CCA/IT/001257)
LIFE AGRESTIC Reduction of Agricultural GReenhouse gases EmiSsionsThrough Innovative Cropping systems (LIFE17 CCM/IT/000062)
LIFE EFFIGE Environmental Footprint For Improving and Growing Eco
Efficiency (LIFE16 ENV/IT/000172)
LIFE FOSTER Love food reduce wa s te (LIFE17 GIE/IT/000579)


July 2, 2021 - Mertola Portugal



Inauguration of the pilot area (L9) of the “Sociedade Agrícola Vargas and Madeira”, Mértola, Portugal, in one of the 3 implementation areas of the project. Owner Joao Madeira will present his Desertification Adaptation Plan (DAM) which is particularly centered on sustainable management practices of extensive grassland.


To see the implementation objectives of the L9 pilot site and the measures implemented go to the case studies page.



June 30, 2021

 The Desert-Adapt project has been included as an example of good practices implemented locally in Italy for the sectors of interest of the National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change in the "SNPA Report (National System for the Protection of the Environment") on impact indicators of climate change ".

For more information visit  https://www.snpambiente.it/2021/06/23/rapporto-snpa-sugli-indicatori-di-impatto-dei-cambiamenti-climatici/



23-24 June 2021

5th Steering Committee meeting

 Teams webinar

 9.00-16.00 Wednesday 23 June administrative aspects; 10.00 -15.00 Thursday 24 June technical aspects.



May 2021

 Training activities for schools 2021

 The schools “T. Tasso "of Salerno (IT) and Istituto Comprensivo Medaglie d'Oro of Salerno (IT) participated with 5 classes and 92 students in Desert-Adapt 2021 training activities. The students participated in theoretical training seminars on climate change and risk desertification in the Mediterranean basin, biodiversity and ecosystem services, role of pollinating insects in ecosystem balance. They then followed a practical lesson to learn how to build "hotels for insects", shelters for pollinating insects and ventured into the construction of their "hotel" to be placed in outdoor environments available to small pollinator friends. To learn more and to know how to participate in educational activities, go to our page dedicated to teaching



March 19, 2021

Open Day at the L10 Herdade da Sobreira pilot site, Beja, Portugal

Open day to learn the techniques applied in the L10 pilot site to promote biodiversity by creating growth conditions for young plants more favorable to survival in extreme conditions such as those found in our sites at risk of desertification, which reach extreme peaks for long months. temperature and are subject to prolonged periods of drought.

To see the implementation objectives of the L10 pilot site and the measures implemented go to the case studies page.



18-19th May 2020

4th Steering Committee meeting and EASME visit

 Scheduled meeting on the skype platform of the main project coordination group with EASME and NEEMO monitors. Virtual tour of DAM projects.

 9.30-13.00 Monday 18 May: technical aspects. 15.00-19.00 Tuesday 19 May administrative aspects.



25-26 November 2019, Lisbona, 3° Steering Committee Meeting 

 Universidad de Lisboa (FCUL)

25 Novembre 9.30-17.00

26 Novembre 9.00 -13.00 

Venue: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Campo Grande


28th May 2019

Desert-Adapt Open training course "Investigation and prevention of pests and forest diseases"

Venue: Biologic Park of Cabeça Gorda (partner L8), Portugal

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24-26th May 2019 

 Desert-Adapt Open training 

"Introduction to holistic and advanced pasture management" will be held in Mertola

 Venue: Mertola, Portugal


26-27 February 2019 Desert Adapt networking visits at Spanish sites with

 LIFE Montado Adapt, LIFE AgriAdapt and MOSAICO


February 26: visit to the Casablanca site, part of the LIFE Montado project

(https://www.lifemontadoadapt.com/) with the owner Enrique Vega.

Casablanca Farm (http://dehesando.com)


February 27: visit to the Campete farm, part of the project

Agriadapt Life (https://agriadapt.eu/) with the owner Alfonso García

and project coordinator Laura García. (+ info: http://www.wagyuiberico.com)


Visit on 27 February II: site of the Mosaic project in the municipality of Villasbuenas

with owner Luis Mariano García and project coordinator Fernando Pulido.

(+info https://www.mosaicoextremadura.es)



26 February 2019

2nd Steering Committee Meeting  Desert-Adapt

Venue: Universidad de Extremadura, Plasencia, Spain 

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