Research project

RESCHEDULE-RESilient to Climate CHange Extremes MeDiterranean AgricUltural Systems: LEveraging the Power of Soil Health and Associated Microbiota (DBA.AD001.442)

Thematic area

Biology, agriculture and food sciences

Project area

Intensificazione sostenibile delle produzioni agroalimentari e forestali (DBA.AD001)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP)

Project manager

RAFFAELLAMARIA BALESTRINI
Phone number: 000000000
Email: RAFFAELLA.BALESTRINI@IPSP.CNR.IT

Abstract

In RESCHEDULE, we hypothesize that improvements in the adaptation of farms to climate change extremes in the Mediterranean Region at scales able to cause impact require the adoption of integrated and easily adjustable approaches that consider all the components of resilience (ecological, social, economic, institutional). To meet this goal, RESCHEDULE structures a multidisciplinary consortium of researchers, a wide spectrum of stakeholders and farmers and encourages their active participation and interaction throughout the lifetime of the project to maximize the innovation potential and outcomes applicability. From the technical viewpoint, RESCHEDULE adopts a hierarchical strategy that considers incremental, and transformative adaptations, targeting mainly in the improvement of soil health and associated microbiota to strengthen the resilience of farms and the efficient use of natural resources. State-of-the-art approaches, based on the principles of agroecology (minimum tillage, intercropping, crop genotypes, soil microbiomes) are theoretically evaluated before their extensive evaluation in four experimental sites characterized by contrasting conditions.

Start date of activity

01/02/2021

Keywords

Soil health, Strengthening resilience, Adaptation to climate change

Last update: 08/02/2023