Proyecto de Cooperación Transfronteriza para la Valorización Integral de la Dehesa-Montado
The dehesa/montado is a cross-border agrosilvopastoral ecosystem in a serious crisis. It is also an important tool, thanks to its services and products, for mitigation to climate change and minimizing erosion in Europe. This project aims to promote the actions necessary to value dehesa/montado both environmentally and eco-nomically from a sustainable point of view, through the creation of stable cooperation structures that promote the investment of companies in innovation, the development of synergies between companies, R&D centers, technology transfer, public service applications and demand for dehesa/montado products.
Forage systems for less GHG emission and more soil carbon sink in continental and Mediterranean agricultural areas
The project strives to increase the awareness of farmers of the role played by agriculture in the preservation of the environment and the climate through the development of tools that can be used by producers and legislators to quantify GHG emissions sources and carbon sinks. It also highlights the real benefits at farm level, both in terms of climate change mitigation and economic sustainability, of good practices that do not require reduced production levels.
The overall aim of the project is to promote agroforestry practices in Europe to foster rural development, i.e., through improved competitiveness and social and environmental enhancement. The project involves two international institutions and over 23 universities, research and farming organisations from across Europe.
Sustainable adaptation of typical EU farming systems to climate change
LIFE AGRI ADAPT aims to increase the resilience of EU agriculture to climate change by demonstrating sustain-able best-practice adaptation measures with an ecosystem-based approach at farm level. The reasons for this are twofold: to further integrate adaptation into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Cohesion Policy, the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection and EU Biodiversity strategy; and to exchange best practice and raise awareness of climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options, a priority of the EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change.
Revitalizing multifunctional Mediterranean agrosilvopastoral systems using dynamic and profitable operational practices
LIFE Regenerate intends to prove a sustainable and profitable new business model for small and medium-sized farms on oak-based silvopastoral systems in Spain and Sardinia. Its main objective is to demonstrate that these farms can become self-sufficient and profitable based on added value production and resource efficiency, while conserving nature.
High Nature Value Farming: Learning, Innovation and Knowledge
Conceived as a “support service” for knowledge and innovation exchanges, the HNV-Link network gives a decisive new impetus to the High Natural Value farming sector, and provides tools to organisations, actors and networks to support those farms.
MONTADO & CLIMATE: A NEED TO ADAPT
LIFE Montado-Adapt project intends to promote the adaptation of the Montado/Dehesa system in Portugal and Spain, which main objective is to mitigate the consequences of climate change, increasing the sustainability at an economic, social and environmental level.