PRESCOPING OF ITALIAN SITES

23-26 September 2017

Action A1

Scoping project sites and technical planning

 

The Life TEAM: Simona Castaldi (SUN), Marco Bijl and Wouter Put (FSG), Paola Quatrini and Tommaso La Mantia (UNIPA)  visited the Sicilian partners’ sites for the pre-scoping action (A1) of the project.

This activity belongs the the group of actions A, i.e. preparatory actions for for the correct development of the ‘Desertification Adaptation Model’ which will be consolidated in Action C2.

 

23 September: CSL - CONSORZIO SICILIANO LEGALLINEFELICI (L4)

Visiting the farm of Michele Russo, associated member of the consortium Legallinefelici located in the area of Caltagirone

 

 

24 September: SAFT - SOCIETA AGRICOLA FRANCO TURCO (L3)

Visiting the land of SAFT located in the area of Enna

 

 25 September: REAM (L2)

Visiting the farm and greenhouses of Francesco Matraxia located in the area of Caltanisetta

 

 

26 September: MUNICIPALITÀ DI LAMPEDUSA E LINOSA (L1)

After flying to the Island of Lampedusa and after the welcome of the Major Salvatore Martello and his staff, we were guided by Giovanni Sorrentino to visit the sites of the Lampedusa island previously chosen to implement the project.

 

 

An overview of the location of the 4 italian sites L1-L4

 

 

 PRESCOPING OF SPANISH SITES

30th October - 1st November 2017

Action A1

Scoping project sites and technical planning

 

The Life TEAM: Fernando Pulido (UNEX), Marco Bijl and Wouter Put (FSG) visited the Spanish partners’ site for the pre-scoping action (A1) of the project.

This activity belongs to the group of actions A, i.e. preparatory actions for the correct development of the ‘Desertification Adaptation Model’ which will be consolidated in Action C2).

 

 Monday 30th October  - Visiting  L7 Farm (“Monteviejo”), Meeting with stakeholders at the farm

 

 

 Tuesday 31th October - Visiting L6 Farm (“Lapachales”), Meeting with stakeholders at Valverde city

 

 

 

Wednesday, 1st November, Visit to L5 Farm (“Moncalvo”), Meeting with stakeholders at Hoyos

 

 

  NETWORKING
 

 

MediNet

(LIFE15 PRE/IT/000001)

Mediterranean network for Reporting Emissions and Removals in cropland and Grassland.

https://www.lifemedinet.com/

 

 

 The Green Link

(LIFE15 CCA/ES/125)

Restore desertified areas with an innovative tree growing method across the mediterranean border to increase resilience.

http://thegreenling.eu/en/home/ 

 

 

 ENEA

Laboratory for Observations and Analyses of the Earth and Climate (SSPT-PROTER-OAC)

ENEA is collaborating with Desert-Adapt by providing meteorological data on Lampedusa.

     LIFE AGRI ADAPT (LIFE15 CCA/DE/000072)

Sustainable adaptation of typical EU farming systems to climate change

https://agriadapt.eu/ 

 

LIFE-Montado-adapt  (LIFE15 CCA/PT/000043)

MONTADO & CLIMATE; A NEED TO ADAPT

https://www.lifemontadoadapt.com/

   

 LIFE OLIVE4CLIMATE (LIFEq5 CCM/IT/000141)

Climate Chnage Mitigation Through a Sustainable Supply Chain for the Olive Oil Sector

https://olive4climate.eu

 

 

  OTHER LIFE CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PROJECTS
 

 

 LIFE ADAPTATE (LIFE16 CCA/ES/000049)

Common methodology for the development of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans in European municipalities

http://lifeadaptate.eu/ 

 

 LIFE AMDRYC4 (LIFE16 CCA/ES/000123)

Climate Change adaptation of dryland agricultural systems in the Mediterranean area

http://lifeamdryc4.eu/

     LIFE TERRACESCAPE (LIFE16 CCA/GR/000050)

Employing land stewardship to transform terraced landscapes into green infrastructures to better adapt to climate change.

http://www.lifeterracescape.aegean.gr/

     LIFE PASTORALP (LIFE16 CCA/IT/000060)

Pastures vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate change impacts in the Alps

http://www.pastoralp.eu/home/

     LIFE Veneto ADAPT (LIFE16 CCA/IT/000090)

Central VENETO Cities netWorking for ADAPTation to Climate Change in a multi-level regional perspective

https://www.venetoadapt.it/

     

  

RELATED TOPICS
 

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

https://www.unccd.int/
 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

https://www.ipcc.ch/

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

http://www.fao.org/home/en/
 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

https://unfccc.int/ 

     
 

PRESCOPING OF PORTUGUESE SITES

2nd - 4th November 2017

Action A1

Scoping project sites and technical planning

 

The Desert-Adapt team visiting the Sociedade Agrícola Vargas Madeira Lda (L9) Farm in Vale das Silvas, Mertola and in the afternoon stakeholder meeting with Madeira and SAS guests

 

The Desert-Adapt team visiting the Sociedade Agrícola da Sobreira Lda (SAS L10) property, Herdade da Sobreira, Serpa. 

 

The Desert-Adapt team visiting the land of the Freguesia de Cabeça Gorda (Cab Gor L8), Baldio Cabeça Gorda and meeting with stakeholders

 

                                       GET MEETING AGENDA

 

 

 THE  KICK-OFF MEETING EVENT 

 

Desert-Adapt partners have joined the kick-off meeting in the beautiful library of the National Accademy of Science of XL (40).

 

The president of the Accademy, Prof. Emilia Chiancone has opened the 21st morning session, welcoming the project with this most promising introduction:

“The Society of Forthy (XL) was founded in 1782 by putting together the fourthy most eminent scientists of the period from all the Italian peninsula, which, in that historical moment was divided into many States. A superior goal, in this case the advancement of the scientific knowledge, was the cement to create the first embrionic form of Italian aggregation.”  

Seven of its national members have received the Nobel Prize: Marconi, Golgi, Fermi, Natta, Bovet, Rubbia e Levi-Montalcini.

Together with Italian members the Society, since its start included 12 foreigner scientists, now 25. In more than two centuries the Society has welcomed more than 174 eminent scientists from all over the world  from Condorcet to Pasteur, Franklin, Einstein, Humboldt, Monod, Liebig, Salam, Mendeleev, Röntgen, Bohr, Perutz, Chain, Odhiambo and more.

 With the insipiring message that “the commonality of intents is the most powerful driving factor for success” and that “international collaboration fosters knowledge and experience growth” we have opened the working session of the Desert-Adapt project.

The two days of presentations have included techical and administrative aspects related to the project management, have introduced all the partners from 4 countries, with different backgrounds and experiences from land management to science to technology development for stakeholder use.

A full view of project outlines and basic administrative issues has been given by Marco Bijl (FSG). A full half day discussion has been dedicated to present the methodologies to be applied for the project technical implementation, field monitoring and methods for the determination of project performance indicators

The road map for the future actions of the project has been discussed together with our partners who will implement the actions of the project in their land, the Landowners.

Even if we are in an embrionic phase of the project, the kick-off meeting has given us the clear perception of how much we can do and we can learn joining our differences. We expect the project Desert-Adapt to be a fruitful and reach experience for all the partners.