Sustainable use of solar energy in agriculture through capacity development, reliable technologies, and coherent national and regional policies encouraging integrated solutions for water, food, and energy.
Reuse of a range of alternative water resources including saline and reclaimed water, for no harm irrigation management.
Performance-oriented approach to large scale irrigation systems design and analysis.
Development and integration of digital technologies to pilot, accelerate and scale innovative solutions with high potential of impact in the agricultural sector.
Satellite and drone-based remote sensing for smart farming.
Sustainable management of natural resources, i.e., water, land and soil, and biodiversity to provide sustainable impact mitigation measures to drought, erosion and desertification.
Ecosystem-centred approach to manage natural resources in agriculture and mitigate climate change impacts in different agricultural systems.
Life cycle approach for efficient use of conventional and non-conventional resources, for a sustainable food chain management (saline and wastewaters, soil fertility, biomass recycling, composting, pyrolysis/biochar, extraction of biostimulants).
Use of methodologies and technological tools for a more efficient and rational utilization of resources.
Formulation of management plans for wastewater treatment and monitoring of environmental impacts.
Enhancement and safeguard of native genotypes of Mediterranean crops.
Socio-economic and governance aspects as well as human-induced hazards and risks, and their impact on water and food resources availability.
Economic tools and policies for a sustainable water resources management under climate change scenarios.
Economic feasibility assessment and eco-efficiency analysis of investments and innovations in the agricultural and rural sector.
Water-energy-food nexus in the Mediterranean context.
Drivers, challenges, outcomes and shortcomings of water policies and strategies in the Mediterranean countries and participatory approaches in models’ governance of natural resources in the Mediterranean context.
Environmentally sound renewable and sustainable energy systems and production at community level with a view to supporting sustainable use of water resources, food production and ecosystems protection.
Governance and institutional aspects for sustainable development: increasing dialogue and cooperation between decision/policy makers and public/private enterprises in the agri-food sector; improving national regulatory systems.
Preserve the rich biodiversity of the Mediterranean terrestrial and marine flora and fauna, including several endemic species, currently threatened by pollution, over-exploitation of natural resources, soil erosion, intensive farming and also by dietary habits.
Forest-related actions (knowledge exchange, education and training; promotion of non-wood forest-based bioeconomy and ecotourism; forest restoration and sustainable forest management in coherence with the EU 2030 Forest Strategy (EU 2030 NFS).