Emergence of new agricultural methods for coping with climate change

Emergence of new agricultural methods for coping with climate change

Originally submitted by Tuomo Kuosa
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 2 - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Increased sustainability of all production systems (agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture)

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
The strategic objective of the SWUP-MED (Project Reference: 212337) project is to improve food crop production in the Mediterranean region, influenced by multiple abiotic stresses. These stresses are becoming even more pronounced under changing climate, predicted to result in drier conditions, increasing temperatures, and greater variability, causing desertification. The project will work mainly in farmers communities to improve farming systems, by strengthening a diversified crop rotation and using marginal-quality water for supplemental irrigation, aiming at: Introduce and test new climate-proof crops and cultivars with improved stress tolerance, selecting promising varieties of cereals, grain legumes and new crops.