NEW AGROECOLOGICAL APPROACH FOR SOIL FERTILITY
AND BIODIVERSITY RESTORATION TO IMPROVE
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESILIENCE OF MEDITERRANEAN
FARMING SYSTEMS

LAST NEWS

On September 22, 2023, our colleague of the University of Bari, Dr. Vincenzo Fiore presented a WP4 contribution entitled “The contribution of economics to agroecology: a scoping review” at the LIX annual Conference of SIDEA – Italian Society of Agricultural Economics … Read More »
The first AgrEcoMed Annual Meeting was held in Valencia, Spain on the 18th of July, 2023. The meeting took place at the School of Agricultural Engineering and Environment (ETSIAMN) of the Universitat Politècnica de València where the director of ETSIAMN – Costanza Rubio – welcomed … Read More »
From May 18 to 21, 2023, the first edition of Agriworld 2023 was hosted in Potenza, at the Macchia Romana University Campus. Many agricultural activities, exhibition venues, workshops, and thematic conferences were held. The AgrEcoMed coordinator, Professor Michele Perniola, delivered two presentations: “Organic cereal cultivation” and “What changes by … Read More »
On May 18th, 2023 at 10:00 am, a farmer demonstration event of the AgrEcoMed project experimental trials took place at the Cooperativa La Generale of Potenza.  The use of computerized technologies and site-specific agronomic criteria is combined with the development of new types of plants, ranging from innovative … Read More »

THE PROJECT

The AgrEcoMed project, conceived on the basis of the main principles on which the agroecological transition is based, aims to push the farmers of the Mediterranean Region to adopt new crop systems with greater biodiversity and new farming practices and technologies. The on-going and final results of the project will be spread and made available at local, national and international level.

Objective

The main objective of AgrEcoMed consortium is to fill the research gaps for implementing a biodiversity-based strategy for primary crops as cereal farming systems through an Agroecological approach adapted to environments in Mediterranean countries, efficient use of natural resources, reduction of pollution, circular economy. Such goal will be achieved through innovative approaches to support the sustainable production of staple foods in the scenario of present and future climate changes.

Methodology

The project will adopt a place-based and user-centred co-creation approach, engaging groups of farmers and other relevant actors of the local food supply chain in jointly exploring and developing innovative solutions, arrangements and coordination systems adapted to local agro-environmental, socio-economic and territorial context. Research activities will be integrated into real-life settings, creating a co-learning and co-designing environment.

PARTNERS

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